Falmouth Art Gallery has gained nationwide recognition for its innovative education programme. It has been nominated for or won 19 major awards.

The Guardian:

‘This gallery reaches out to places other galleries simply don't reach, from disaffected youths to the very young. It was astonishing to see even babies are encouraged to come in and enjoy the art, as well as create it themselves. Every visitor of any age received a friendly welcome.'

Museums Awards for Excellence:

‘Displaying a passion for providing a resource for both school children and the greater local community this gallery shows what amazing things can be achieved with a fun approach to education.'


Interpret Britain & Ireland Awards 2003
Association for Heritage Interpretation - Winner

South West Tourism
Chairman's Award for Excellence 2003

Museums & Heritage Excellence Awards 2004
Best educational initiative - Winner

Heritage Heroes 2006 - Heritage Lottery Fund Award
Winner - Museums & Archives Section

The Guardian Kids in Museums Award 2006

The Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2010

The Holyer An Gof Trophy 2012
Winner - Falmouth Frameworks

Hudson Heritage Awards 2012
Highly Commended - Stained Glass Window Project

Trip Advisor Award 2014 - certificate of excellence

The Sandford Award for Heritage Education 2015

Cornwall Heritage Awards - Highly commended for innovation 2018