Heritage Awards to be announced on Twitter

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THE results of this year’s Derbyshire Heritage Awards are due to be announced live from a ceremony celebrating the best in the county’s museums, historic houses and heritage sites.

Crich Tramway Museum is hosting the 6th annual heritage awards ceremony on Friday, July 20, at 7.30pm.

The awards, supported by Derbyshire County Council, celebrate and reward all the excellent work taking place in museums, historic houses and heritage sites across Derbyshire.

Categories include best event, best exhibition and award for work with children and young people.

New this year is the Outstanding Volunteer Award which recognises volunteers or a group of volunteers who have made a significant contribution to their site and who have encouraged and inspired others.

There have been seven nominations in this category; three for individuals and four for teams. The winner/s will receive a framed certificate and a cheque for £100 for their site.

The results of the awards will be tweeted live from the ceremony. Follow the announcements live on http://twitter.com/MuseumsForum

Entries for this year’s awards, organised by The Derbyshire Heritage Forum, have come in from 13 different museums: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery; National Trust Museum of Childhood at Sudbury Hall; National Trust at Sudbury Hall; Derby Museums & Art Gallery; Erewash Museum; Barrow Hill Roundhouse Railway; Creswell Crags; Royal Crown Derby Museum; Bakewell Old House Museum; Midland Railway Trust; Crich Tramway Village; Langwith Whaley Thorns Heritage Centre and Strutt’s North Mill.