Weston Museum receives accreditation from Arts Council England

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 August 2018

Weston Museum.

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Weston Museum has been recognised by an accreditation scheme run by Arts Council England.

The award recognises the museum’s approach to development, its responsible collections and engagement with the community.

The accreditation award has been given just a year after the museum, in Burlington Street, reopened after a £1.6million refurbishment by Weston Town Council.

Cllr John Crockford-Hawley, chairman of the museum and heritage sub-committee on Weston Town Council feels the redevelopment has been a major success.

He said: “This is another feather in the cap for Weston Museum and shows how we have really moved into the world of nationally-recognised facilities.

“Our aim is to appeal not only to history buffs but also to a more casual visitor market, to all age groups and to the local community.

“I’m particularly pleased how we’ve attracted some very significant regional exhibitions as well as first-time local exhibitions mounted by the Greek community, other ethnic groups and Bournville residents.

“It proves how the museum is appealing to an ever-widening audience.”

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