Best Product Awards 2019 | The Association for Cultural Enterprises

Best Product Awards 2019


Congratulations to all our Best Product Awards 2019 finalists! Scroll down to see the full line-up below. Up to three entries have been shortlisted in each category, and categories are split into organisations with annual turnover over £1 million and under £1 million, as shown.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at the ACE2019 Gala Dinner on 28 February 2019. The Overall Winner will be voted for by Conference delegates on the day - don't forget to visit the Best Products stand to view all the shortlisted entries and cast your vote.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year, and best of luck to all our finalists!
The Judges
PRODUCTS
Julie Molloy Managing Director, National Gallery Company 
Matt Ripley Head of Retail, Natural History Museum 
Liz Cooper Commercial Manager, Gainsborough's House 

PUBLISHING
Declan McCarthy Head of Publishing & Licensing, Ashmolean Museum
Rebecca Nuotio Head of Commercial Brand Development & Sales, British Library 
Kara Green Publishing Manager, National Portrait Gallery
2019 FINALISTS

BEST PRODUCT
Turnover over £1m

House of Commons 
Suffragette Duck (Suffraduck)
National Theatre 
Lady Macbeth's Hand Sanitiser
Royal Air Force Museum 
RAF 100th Anniversary T-shirt

BEST PRODUCT
Turnover under £1m

DIVA Museum 
DIVA Museum Dark Gin
Kettle's Yard 
I Am Acrylic x Kettle’s Yard Lemon on a Pewter Dish Earrings
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority 
Yorkshire Dales Cycle Jersey


BEST RANGE
Turnover over £1m

Bodleian Libraries 
Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth Exhibition Range
London Transport Museum
Hidden London - Tiles of the Underground 
Royal Shakespeare Company 
Andy Tuohy for the RSC

BEST RANGE
Turnover under £1m

Fashion and Textile Museum
Orla Kiely: Doll Stem Range
The Hepworth Wakefield
Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain Exhibition Range
Hever Castle
Book of Hours China

BEST LICENSED PRODUCT
Turnover over £1m

Historic Royal Palaces
Tudor Court Fine Jewellery
London Transport Museum
London Underground Lightbox
Wales Millennium Centre
Tiger Bay Welsh Pale Ale

BEST LICENSED PRODUCT
Turnover under £1m

Sir John Soane's Museum
Soane Museum Scarves

BEST CHILDREN'S PRODUCT
Turnover over £1m

Canterbury Cathedral
Canterbury Gargoyle Figure
RNLI
Build Your Own Lifeboat
Royal Air Force Museum
RAF 100th Anniversary Pilot Bear

BEST CHILDREN'S PRODUCT
Turnover under £1m

National Museum of the Royal Navy
Wilson Bear
Portsmouth Museums
Gustav the D-Day Pigeon

BEST CHILDREN'S PUBLICATION
Turnover over £1m

National Trust
How To Help a Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear by Jess French
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Kew Children’s Guide
Tower Bridge
The Tower Bridge Cat

BEST CHILDREN'S PUBLICATION
Turnover under £1m

National Museum of the Royal Navy
Join the Crew Activity Book

BEST GENERAL PUBLICATION
Turnover over £1m

Bodleian Libraries
Tolkien: Treasures
Natural History Museum
Werner's Nomenclature of Colours
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Shakespeare's Words of Wisdom (Panorama Pops)

BEST GENERAL PUBLICATION
Turnover under £1m

Roald Dahl Museum
My Year by Roald Dahl  
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts
Superstructure: The Making of the Sainsbury Centre
The Charterhouse
Behind Walls

BEST GUIDEBOOK
Turnover over £1m

National Trust
Women and Power
Natural History Museum
Kids Only
Royal Air Force Museum
Souvenir Guidebook

BEST GUIDEBOOK
Turnover under £1m

The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield Art and Artists
National Waterways Museum
The National Waterways Museum Gloucester Souvenir Guidebook
Portsmouth Museums
The D-Day Story Guidebook

BEST EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
Turnover over £1m

National Museums Liverpool
China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Marianne North: The Kew Collection
V&A
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

BEST EXHIBITION CATALOGUE
Turnover under £1m

The Hepworth Wakefield
Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain edited by Eleanor Clayton  
Norfolk Museums Service
The Paston Treasure: Riches and Rarities of the Known World  
Sir John Soane's Museum
Return of the Past

BEST SHOP

Bawdsey Radar
Imperial War Museums
Kettle's Yard

BEST SUPPLIER

Beckford Silk
Fox & Chave
Haskins
King & McGaw
Scala Arts & Heritage