THE PORTIMÃO MUSEUM PRIZE – EUROPE’S MOST WELCOMING MUSEUM

Introduced for the first time in 2019, the Portimão Museum Prize is sponsored by the Municipality of Portimao - Portugal, and celebrates a friendly atmosphere of welcome, where all visitors, regardless of their background, feel they belong in the museum. 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.

 

 

MO Museum © MO Museum

Gruuthusemuseum © Musea Brugge

 

2021: Gruuthusemuseum
Brugge, Belgium

2020: MO Museum
Vilnius, Lithuania

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.