The Museum Oskars 2015: Winners Part 3

Thanks to everyone who nominated their favourite museums in our second ‘Museum Oskars’. Usually this it the point where you say “the votes have been counted and verified”, but in our eyes, everyone is a winner! If someone loved a museum enough to nominate it, then that’s good enough for us. There’s plenty of competition out there already. Since there were twelve categories, we’ll introduce three categories each day, with a final roundup on Friday. Our technical whiz, Simon, has again crafted some very nice badges for each category, so if you are one of the winning museums, please feel free to use these on your blogs, social media profile, websites etc if you so wish. So, without much further ado, here is the next round of winners.

Best museum audio guide

For this category, we accepted both portable audio guides that you can carry around exhibitions, as well as fixed audio stations within a museum that guide you as you go around.

England

  • The children’s audio guide on HMS Belfast, London. Caveat- I do work there, but when I took my family to visit my eleven year olds loved the audio guide. It even got one “I-want-to-go-home” child captivated by the ship!

France

Germany

Italy

USA

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Best museum cafe/restaurant

Australia

Denmark

  • Skagens Museum, Skagen - Why? Excellent home-made food, beautiful surroundings + garden, right on spot where the Skagen artists lived and worked. The place where it all happened!
  • Museum of Copenhagen – Beautiful vintage tearoom setting, with a great selection of tea.

England

  • Divine cafe in the Galleries of Justice, Nottingham. Already a well established independent cafe, when Divine discovered their landlord would’t renew their tenancy, they moved over the road and are an ace addition to the GOJ. Relaxed venue, plenty of specials, good healthy and ‘free from’ options, and a lot of locally sourced or small business supporting things on their menu.
  • Portrait Restaurant and Bar at the National Portrait Gallery, London, for its amazing rooftop views.
  • Lunch at the Courtauld Gallery Cafe, London. Got to eat outside – and have a delicious lunch.

France

Germany

Italy

  • Giacomo caffè, Palazzo Reale, Milan – Friendly service in a old-style setting, very good food and reasonable prices.

Scotland

USA

You can either download the image and upload it to your own website (if doing so, please include a link back to this page) or use the HTML code below to include it directly from Museum 140:

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Best museum shop

Denmark

England

  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London (x2) – A great range of objects, beautiful things that relate to their collections in all price ranges.
  • London Transport Museum - So. Much. Stuff….. really massive choice of ranges, with some fantastic quirky and very unique gifts and practical items.

France

Germany

Scotland

  • Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh – So many great toys. Especially loved the vintage spinning tops!

USA

  • National Cryptologic Museum, Annapolis Junction, MD (x3) - Lots of one of a kind items. // It has NSA stuff!
  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA (x2) – Great selection for holiday shoppers at the annual Artists’ Market – handcrafted ornaments, home goods, wearables, jewelry…
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, OH - So many cool items at the museum shop!
  • The EMP Museum in Seattle, WA, has great sci-fi and fantasy merchandise to go along with their exhibitions.

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