The team at Mary Rose were delighted to be shortlisted for three awards at the Museums and Heritage Awards 2017. It is always great to be recognised for your achievements by your peers and to celebrate success around the industry. The awards dinner was pretty special too!
Winning the Museums + Heritage International Award was a proud moment for our dedicated staff and a delightful acknowledgement of their hard work. We knew we had built a museum that people want to visit time and again, but receiving the award was a remarkable recognition from the professional museum field. Post-award, we have had the great pleasure of presenting our project to numerous museum professionals in Helsinki, in Finland and in conferences around the world.
Acknowledgement at the Museum + Heritage awards for a small, local history museum was phenomenal, and really contributed to putting The Novium on the map as an award-winning museum. For our entire team, winning the award was a real morale booster, particularly for our learning department, who received recognition on a national level for the education programme supporting our Tim Peake exhibition.
We are absolutely delighted to win such a prestigious award. Remaining financially resilient is exceptionally important to us as a completely independent Museum. Our events programme and filming location hire have been successful examples of how it is possible to use our unique space in positive and creative ways.