Hull Museums Learning Team Receives Top Award

Hull’s very own Heritage Learning picked up a prestigious Sandford Award for excellence in museums education for their work at the Hull and East Riding Museum.

Presented by writer, historian and TV presenter Lucy Worsley, the prize was awarded at a special event at Bath’s Fashion Museum.

Hull and East Riding Museum is among one of the 39 UK heritage attractions that have won an award celebrating their excellent educational programmes.

Jane Avison, Heritage Learning Business Manager, said: “It is fantastic for our work at Hull and East Riding Museum has been recognised nationally and perhaps more importantly, it’s great that the pupils of Hull have access to top class museum learning.”

Councillor Terry Geraghty, Hull City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Tourism and Chair of Hull Culture & Leisure Limited, said: “I would like to congratulate Heritage Learning on their success. This award acknowledges the very best learning on offer to children and young people across the region at the Hull and East Riding Museum.”

“It is wonderful to see another hugely varied range of Sandford Award winners this year, many of which have never entered the scheme before,” said Dr Tracy Borman, Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust.

The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles. The organisation recognised Heritage’s Learning programme for schools at Hull and East Riding Museum which covers time periods such as the Romans, Prehistory and the Iron Age to name but a few. Pupils have the opportunity to go shopping the in Roman Forum, weave Iron Age cloth and use Prehistoric tools when taking part in a Heritage Learning led session.

With the UK City of Culture year coming to an end, Jane Avison went on to say: “We want schools in the area to know that we are here to offer nationally recognised high quality experiences for their pupils now and in the future.”