Ty Pawb will discover if it has won Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022 tonight.

The award, which is the largest museum prize in the world will be announced tonight live on The One Show at 7pm on BBC One, from the Design Museum in London.

Ty Pawb is one of five museums shortlisted for this year’s prize alongside, Museum of Making (Derby), Horniman Museum and Gardens (London), People’s History Museum (Manchester) and The Story Museum (Oxford).


Cllr Hugh Jones, lead member for environment, said: “Being named on such a prestigious shortlist is a phenomenal achievement. The national interest in Tŷ Pawb and Wrexham has grown and grown since the shortlist was first announced back in May, building on what we achieved in our bid to become City of Culture.

 “Ty Pawb has been right at the heart of this and has now been nationally recognised as a pioneering example of how to bring arts, markets and communities together in a way that benefits everyone.

“We will all be watching with great excitement on Thursday evening and wish the very best of luck to the team.”

The winning museum will receive £100,000, whilst each of the other finalists will receive a £15,000 prize in recognition of their achievements.

The members of this year’s judging panel, chaired by Art Fund Director Jenny Waldman, are Dame Diane Lees, Director-General, Imperial War Museums; Harold Offeh, artist and educator; Dr Janina Ramirez, cultural historian and broadcaster, and Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 6 DJ and broadcaster.