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Short List 2005
These were the four entries selected by our judges from the Long List as the final contenders for the Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year 2005. The winner was announced on 26 May 2005.

Big Pit, National Mining Museum of Wales, Blaenafon
The redevelopment of a former colliery which tells the story of the key industry of the South Wales Valleys, and offers visitors the chance to descend 300 feet to the very depths of the mine and experience something of the reality of daily work underground.  

Coventry Transport Museum
The redevelopment of a museum that houses the largest road transport collection in the world. Its new look has captured the imagination of young and old and put the Museum firmly on the national and international map.  
Time and Tide: The Museum of Great Yarmouth Life, Great Yarmouth
Set in a restored herring curing factory, every aspect of this new museum – from its name to the stories it tells – is the result of a unique collaboration with the local community.  
Locomotion: the National Railway Museum at Shildon, Co Durham
This new railway museum celebrates Shildon's history as one of the world's oldest railway towns and is the first national museum in the north east of England.