We are an Accredited Museum!!

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700 volunteer hours, 22 new policies, 2 plans and over 1000 pieces of paper later…

Penmaenmawr Museum is an ‘Accredited Museum’!

Penmaenmawr Museum is delighted to announce that today we were awarded formal Accreditation Status for meeting nationally agreed standards.

The Accreditation Scheme requires that the Museum reaches certain benchmarks in collections care and in visitor experience and access. The scheme, which is regarded as one of the most innovative and effective developments in the museum sector, is administered by Arts Council England in partnership with MALD: Museum, Archives, Libraries Wales.

Achieving Accreditation Status means that Penmaenmawr Museum can apply for a wider range of funding and it allows us to apply to borrow artefacts and items from other Accredited Museums around the country when we are doing special exhibitions.

This latest bit of good news aligns with the museum’s Heritage Lottery Fund success, with a planned refurbishment and new displays, a new tea-room and a 3-year programme of activity. The refurbishment starts in January 2019.

Achieving Accredited Status wouldn’t have been possible without the huge amount of work by our volunteers. This achievement was a volunteer group effort, steered by Shirley Cox who is one of the Trustees and oversees the collection on behalf of the museum. Thank you too to Lynn Podmore, Museums Officer for Conwy CBC.

Thank you so much to you all – exciting times ahead!