South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

South West organisations win at the Museums + Heritage Awards

There was success in the South West at the Museums + Heritage Awards, with The Salisbury Museum and Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) winning their categories.

The Salisbury Museum won the Temporary or Touring Exhibition category for 'Terry Pratchett: His World', impressing the judges "by the immediacy of the exhibition, which demonstrated great emotional connection as well as positive collaboration with the family and which resulted in a marked change in visitor demographics and brilliant trading results."

RAMM celebrated success by winning the Best Shop under £500k category thanks to the museum's "impressive increase in visitor spend and brilliant links between the shop and the museum’s collection."

Anna Bryant, Chair, South West Fed said: "It's fantastic to see hard working and talented people and teams in the South West being rewarded. The successes are well deserved and I'm delighted that all this recognition has been given - it highlights the strength of the heritage sector is in the South West."

Here is the full list of South West successes at the awards:

  • The Salisbury Museum, Terry Pratchett: His World - Winner of Temporary or Touring Exhibition category
  • Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter, The Shop at RAMM - Winner of Best Shop under £500k category
  • Victoria Art Gallery, Here Be Dragons marketing campaign - Highly Commended for Marketing Campaign category
  • Bristol Aero Collection Trust, Aerospace Bristol - Shortlisted for Marketing Campaign category
  • Cornwall's Regimental Museum, Jenny Simmons - Shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year Award – Individual
  • National Trust - Buckland Abbey, Buckland Abbey Art Ambassador Volunteers - Shortlisted for Volunteers of the Year Award – Team