Volunteers for
Museum Learning

The Marsh Trust Awards

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In September 2017, the British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust presented their ninth annual ‘Volunteers in Museum Learning’ Award.

This award recognises the hugely valuable contribution that volunteers make in helping museums engage with their visitors.

This year we received many applications from museums, galleries and heritage sites and awards were presented to individuals and groups of volunteers from across the United Kingdom.

This year, the overall national prize was shared by two museums; these were the Never Going Underground Volunteers’ Team at the People’s History Museum in Manchester, and the Scruton Station Heritage Education Volunteers at Wensleydale Railway Association Trust. They along with each of the regional winners attended a ceremony at the British Museum where they were presented with their certificates and prizes.

A volunteer in a museum

Joint National Winner: Never Going Underground Community Curators

A volunteer in a museum

Joint National Winner: Scruton Station Heritage Education Volunteers