Buxton Museum tops for heritage

AWARD WINNERS: Anna Rhodes, Assistant Collections Officer; Ros Westwood, Derbyshire Museums Manager; Martha Lawrence, Assistant Museums Manager. Photo contributed.
AWARD WINNERS: Anna Rhodes, Assistant Collections Officer; Ros Westwood, Derbyshire Museums Manager; Martha Lawrence, Assistant Museums Manager. Photo contributed.

Buxton Museum and Art Gallery has been honoured for its excellent work and exhibitions.

The Derbyshire County Council museum won the award for Best Care and Development of Collections in the Derbyshire Heritage Awards.

It was also runner-up in the Best Exhibition category for Exhibition X, a collection of weird and wonderful items not often put on display in the Terrace Road museum.

Councillor Jean Wharmby, DCC’s cabinet support member for culture, said: “These are very prestigious awards and I am delighted the museum has received such an accolade.

“Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is very well visited and we work hard to make the exhibitions interesting and exciting for visitors.

“The Care and Development award recognises the success of a project which will not only help and inform the museum on its collections for years to come, it will also aid other museums across the East Midlands, helping visitors get the most from our facilities.”

Castleton Historical Society were highly commended for their work on A Medieval Mystery – The Hospital of the Blessed Mary of Castleton and a Judges’ Special Award went to Bakewell Old House Museum.