Volunteers from Ripon Museums travelled to the British Museum in London this week to collect a prestigious award for their services to education.
The schools team, who work with some 50 groups visiting Ripon’s museums each year, are regional winners of the Volunteers for Museum Learning Marsh Trust Award 2012. The award recognises the ‘innovative ways in which volunteers work in museums and galleries to engage the public with collections and bring the museum experience to life.’
“We had a wonderful day and we are very proud of our award,” said Shirley Jones, a volunteer of many years at the Workhouse Museum and known for her stern portrayal of the workhouse matron. “It was lovely to meet other museum volunteers who are as enthusiastic as we are, and the British Museum looked after us superbly.”