We are very pleased to announce that the Museum has been re-awarded its Accreditation again for the period 2018-2023.

Becoming an Accredited Museum is a splendid achievement as it proves that all our processes and practices are correct, that we are caring for the collections, our staff and visitors well. This is a fairly long process and has involved considerable work from the Curator to obtain.

The official definition of the purpose of Accreditation is as follows:

We want all museums to be sustainable, focused and trusted organisations, which offer their visitors a great experience. The Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally-agreed standards, which inspire the confidence of the public and funding and governing bodies. It enables museums to assess their current performance, as well as supporting them to plan and develop their services.

We were awarded our official certificate at the regional conference in March 2019 – here is the Deputy Curator accepting the award from Maria Ragan on the left, who is the Director of St. Barbe’s Museum and on the Accreditation Committee, and Maggie Appleton on the right, the President of the Museums Association and Director of the RAF Museum. (Photo by Chris Beer at allthingsdigital.uk)