Best Product Awards 2017 | The Association for Cultural Enterprises

Best Product Awards 2017

Congratulations to all our 2017 Best Product Award winners! We had a fantastic response this year with over 120 entries, showcasing the very best in creativity and innovation in the commercial heritage sector. Scroll down to see all our winners, and if you’ve been inspired by these fabulous products, why not think about entering the 2018 ACE Best Product Awards?

Best Product Overall Winner

The Hepworth Wakefield
Martin Parr: Photographs of The Rhubarb Triangle 
Our Overall Winner, as voted for by the ACE Convention 2017 delegates, is an innovative product range developed to accompany The Hepworth Wakefield's recent exhibition The Rhubarb Triangle & Other Stories: Photographs by Martin Parr. The range focused on The Rhubarb Triangle, a new commission of photographs taken in an area of West Yorkshire known as ‘The Rhubarb Triangle’ , which is famous for producing early-forced rhubarb.
Best Product
Turnover under £1 million
Tropenmuseum | Afrika Museum | Museum Volkenkunde 
M.O.M. - a unique scarf collection inspired by the museums' ethnological collections.
Best Product
Turnover over £1 million
Historic Environment Scotland 
Dallas Dhu 1974 Limited Edition Whisky - a rare bottling from the Dallas Dhu distillery, now run as a museum.
Best Range
Turnover under £1 million
The Hepworth Wakefield 
Martin Parr: Photographs of The Rhubarb Triangle - a glorious celebration of the humble rhubarb!
Best Range
Turnover over £1 million
National Theatre 
Peter Pan: Forever Young - a range based around the Theatre’s vibrant and energetic production of Peter Pan. 
Best Licensed Product
Turnover under £1 million
The Wellcome Collection 
Biologica and Curios - two ranges drawing on images from the Collection's archive which marry beauty with practicality. 
Best Licensed Product
Turnover over £1 million
London Transport Museum 
Vallia X Underground - a range of fabrics giving a Scandinavian twist to some of the Museum’s most iconic images.
Best Children's Product / Publication
Turnover under £1 million
Sulgrave Manor
Scroll with Quill and Ink - an extension of a children's activity offered at the Manor, giving them the chance to have a go at writing like Shakespeare!  
Best Children's Product / Publication
Turnover over £1 million
Museum of London
Fire! Fire! - a children’s activity book produced for the Museum's Fire! Fire! exhibition, commemorating the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London.  
Best Online Shop
Turnover under £1 million
Sir John Soane's Museum
Best Online Shop
Turnover over £1 million
National Trust 
Most Innovative Enterprise
Turnover under £1 million
York Museums
Retail outlet at the Centre for Ceramic Art (CoCA), selling original ceramics and ceramic related products at York Art Gallery.
Most Innovative Enterprise
Turnover over £1 million
The British Library
Crime Classics: Murder at the Manor - a pop-up shop inspired by the British Library’s Crime Classics book series, including an interactive murder mystery!
Best Exhibition Catalogue
Turnover under £1 million
The Wellcome Collection
States of Mind: Experiences at the Edge of Consciousness - An Anthology 
Best Exhibition Catalogue
Turnover over £1 million
National Portrait Gallery
Vogue 100: A Century of Style
Best General Publication
Turnover under £1 million
Sir John Soane's Museum
At Home with the Soanes
Best General Publication
Turnover over £1 million
Imperial War Museums
Secrets of Churchill’s War Rooms
Best Guide Book
Turnover under £1 million
Colchester Castle
Colchester Castle (2,000 Years of History)
Best Guide Book
Turnover over £1 million
Natural History Museum
Explore: Stories, Facts and Fun from our Museum