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Portimão Museum Prize

2019: Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Bristol, United Kingdom
The museum’s core values are surprise, authenticity, fascination, excellence, and relevance. These are expressed in every aspect of its work, most notably in the quality of welcome provided to visitors by its highly trained and enthusiastic staff and volunteers.

Portimão Museum Prize – Europe’s Most Welcoming Museum

One of people’s deepest intuitions is to know whether they are welcome. The main quality the Prize celebrates is a general, friendly atmosphere of welcome. All elements of the museum – its human qualities and physical environment – contribute to the feeling of welcome, as do events and activities in and around the museum.
Introduced for the first time in 2019, this prize is sponsored by the Municipality of Portimao, Portugal.