Museum wins design award

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News release: 25 June 2019

St Albans Museum + Gallery, along with its design team Studio Sutherland, has been presented with a prestigious Design Week Award.

Museum autumn 2018
The teams scooped the top prize for design and branding work used in Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics on site. 

The Design Week Awards celebrates the best work in the field from all design disciplines. Winners in other categories include the BBC, Fortnum & Mason, The Guardian and the Natural History Museum.

Kate Warren, Museums Manager, said: “We are so thrilled to have worked with Studio Sutherland on our branding and to be recognised by the Design Week Awards is a great compliment.”

Cllr. Anthony Rowlands, Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure and Sport at St Albans City and District Council, said: “It is wonderful to see St Albans Museum + Gallery being recognised in so many different sectors. A great deal of work has gone into offering visitors a quality experience and it’s good to see that work paying off. Well done to everyone involved!”

St Albans Museum + Gallery opened its doors to the public on Friday 8 June 2018 following a £7.75m two-year restoration project. Since opening, it has welcomed over 330,000 visitors and won 7 awards including 2 RIBA Awards for architecture. It was recently shortlisted for a Museums & Heritage Award and has been featured in this year’s Creative Review Annual.

Notes to Editors:
• St Albans Museum + Gallery is the newest addition to the portfolio of museums and heritage sites run by St Albans City and District Council's museums service. For more information about Verulamium Museum, the Hypocaust, the medieval Clock Tower, Sopwell Ruins, or the field archaeology unit and associated excavations, please visit
• St Albans Museum + Gallery is free to visit and open 7 days a week, 10am-5pm Monday to Saturday, 11am – 5pm Sunday
• Follow @stalbansmuseums on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for latest news and updates.
• Barbara Hepworth: artist in society 1948-53 is currently on display in the Weston Gallery at St Albans Museum + Gallery until 8 September. 

Councillor Contact:
Councillor Anthony Rowlands, Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure and Sport, St Albans City and District Council. Email:; Tel: 07761 232064.

Contact for the media:
Farhana Begum, Marketing Manager, St Albans Museums
Tel: 01727 296135 E-mail: