1st Mar, 2021

Motor Museum wins 'prestigious' award recognising outstanding achievements

Laura Kearns 21st Feb, 2021

THE BRITISH Motor Museum has won a ‘prestigious’ award recognising outstanding achievements within the British historic motoring world.

The museum won the Royal Automobile Club Historic Award in the Collection category, fighting off competition from museums at Beaulieu and Vauxhall Heritage.

The museum won the award for a number of reasons including hosting three exhibitions during 2020 and through two lockdowns.

Managing director Jeff Coope said: “We are delighted to have won the Collection category award. I would like to thank the Royal Automobile Club for continuing to hold the awards this year despite the challenges this must have presented.

“I would also like to thank the team at the British Motor Museum, not only for their hard work and enthusiasm throughout this exceptional period but also for thinking laterally – for never being satisfied with just closing the museum when we had to. ‘If people can’t come to the museum then the museum can go to the people’ was the thinking. We increased the content and output on our social media platforms and developed our learning programmes to make them available online. “

Visit www.britishmotormuseum.co.uk for more information about the museum.

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