British Motor Museum wins its first Sandford Award

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The British Motor Museum has won its first Sandford Award for Heritage Education. The annual Sandford Awards are an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles. They focus on formal, curriculum-linked education opportunities offered to schools. Almost 500 sites have received an Award since the scheme began in 1978 and include London Transport Museum, Worcester Cathedral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh; official residence of Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland.

The judges were very impressed by the learning programmes and resources on offer at the British Motor Museum. In particular they praised the way members of the Education Team use the exhibits to educate and excite visitors of all ages commenting that “visitors who interact with members of the team will have their visit much enhanced”. The judges felt that the experiences on offer illustrate more than just engineering and technical facts but also included the human side of motoring developments over time.

Caroline Reid, Education Officer at the British Motor Museum said “We are delighted to have won our first prestigious Sandford Award which is testament to the range of workshops covering key curriculum subjects we offer. Winning this award would not be possible without the dedication and professionalism of the Education Team”.

The awards ceremony is likely to take place in November or early December.

For more information on the Sandford Awards please visit www.sandfordaward.org
For more information on Education at the British Motor Museum please email education@britishmotormuseum.co.uk or call 01926 927827 or visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk/learning/schools