Celebrations after another win at Haslemere museum

HASLEMERE Educational Museum is celebrating after yet another accolade.

The museum has won an award at the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2014, under the category of Project on a Limited Budget for the 125th anniversary campaign.

Last year Haslemere Educational Museum celebrated its 125th anniversary with a year-long campaign of events, including its first royal visit.

In what was a busy and exciting 12 months, it provided an opportunity to celebrate with the community.

The museum has been engaging with audiences and visitors since 1888 and has received exceptional support over the years.

It does not rely on local authority or central government funding, has only two full-time members of staff and operates on a tight budget.

So the museum is delighted its efforts are recognised with this national award, especially for its 125th anniversary year.

It was shortlisted with four other organisations for the award – the Grant Museum of Zoology UCL, Derby Museums, Jewish Museum London and Russell-Cotes Gallery and Museum.

Further details may be found on the Museums and Heritage Awards website.

Curator Julia Tanner and the chairman, Melanie Odell, attended the prestigious ceremony where they were presented with the award by TV personality Sue Perkins.

In 2012 the museum won two other national sector awards –The Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award and the Museums and Heritage Nation’s Favourite Museum Award. It is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm.