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The Marsh Awards

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For more information about volunteering:
Phone: +44 207 323 8853

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Volunteers Office
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG

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The British Museum and Marsh Christian Trust are pleased to announce that applications will open in Spring 2020 for the 12th annual Volunteers for Museum Learning Award.

Each year the British Museum and the Marsh Christian Trust recognises the contribution of volunteers from around the UK through the Volunteers for Museum Learning Award.

The award celebrates the achievements and contribution of volunteers across the UK, recognising their dedication, innovation and excellence in engaging with the public.

Volunteers for Museum Learning Award 2020

Applications for next year's award for volunteering undertaken during 2019 will open in Spring 2020. Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony at the British Museum in September 2020:

  • Winners of the 12 regional awards will each receive a £500 prize
  • An overall national winner will also be chosen and they'll receive an additional £2,000

Please complete the application form (available once applications open), which can either be emailed or posted to the Volunteers' office. Applications should focus on the way in which an individual or small group of volunteers have engaged with the public, enhancing their learning and enjoyment. 

Please supply up to five photographs supporting your application. The closing date for submissions is Friday 5 July 2020. If you'd like any further information, please contact the Volunteers Office.

Winners 2019

Winners 2019

We're delighted to announce that the Blot on the Landscape volunteers team from Temple Newsam House in Yorkshire were the overall national winner. They received £2,000 in addition to the £500 that they, and each of the regional winners, were awarded. All winners received certificates which were presented at a ceremony at the British Museum.

Previous winners