Towner has won a number of awards since opening in April 2009, reflecting a lot of hard work and a continual striving for excellence in all that we do.
We hope you will share our pride in our achievements – Towner is, after all, your gallery.
2019: Shortlisted for the Freelands Award
2016: Shortlisted for the Family Friendly Museums Award
2015: Awarded Arts Award Good Practice status by Trinity College London and Arts Council England, in recognition of the depth and breadth of creative practice in delivering the Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification in the Arts on the Qualification and Credit Framework.
2011: Civic Trust Awards – Commendation
2011: Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
2010: Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Award
2010: Longlisted for Art Fund’s Museum of the Year Award
2010: Sussex Heritage Trust Awards – Public & Community Award
2009: British Design Awards – Architectural Achievement Award
2009: Architect of the Year Awards – Public Building Architect of the Year awarded to Rick Mather for his work on Towner Art Gallery
2009: Top 5 in the Culture category of the international Condé Nast Traveller Innovation and Design Awards – and the only attraction outside a major world city to make the 18-strong shortlist (save for the Eden Project)!
2006-2007: The only gallery or museum in the UK to gain its local authority National Beacon Status for Culture for Hard to Reach Groups, as a result of our work with the most disadvantaged groups in society.