Awards are open to any individual or group of volunteers from an Accredited Museum, or working towards accreditation, in Birmingham, the Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Four of the five categories are nominated, Individual, Young Person, Group and Project, with the fifth award for excellence being chosen by judges for the overall winner.

The finalists from Staffordshire are:


  • Staffordshire Archives and Heritage 

Young Person

  • Clay Mills Pumping Station 


  • The Staffordshire Regiment Museum,
  • The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery,
  • Gladstone Pottery Museum 
  • Erasmus Darwin House


  • Chasewater Railway Museum
  • Redfern’s Cottage Museum of Uttoxeter Life 

Charlotte Edwards, of WMMD, said: “We have had an excellent response to our plea to get involved in this year’s awards and it just goes to show what an excellent job our volunteers do in keeping our many museums going across the region and making them interesting, educational and fun places to visit during the course of the year.

“I would like to thank all those people who took the trouble to vote - it really does make these awards special for those involved - and we look forward to welcoming all nominees and their nominators to the awards ceremony at the Birmingham Hippodrome on September 11.”