This year's Sandford Awards ceremony will be taking place on Tuesday 21st November at the Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms in Bath.Writer, historian and TV presenter Dr Lucy Worsley will celebrate the best in heritage education when she presents the Sandford Awards 2017 next month.

Palaces, castles, cathedrals and museums are among the 39 UK heritage attractions that have won an award celebrating their excellent educational programmes.

Dr Worsley, who is also Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, will present awards to the famous (Blenheim Palace and the Warner Brothers Studio Tour) and the less well known (Geevor Tin Mine in Cornwall and the Winding House Museum in new Tredegar, Wales).

The Sandford Awards, which will celebrate their 40th anniversary next year, are administered by Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln in partnership with the Heritage Education Trust. This year’s award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 21st November at the Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms in Bath.

“It is wonderful to see another hugely varied range of Sandford Award winners this year, many of which have never entered the scheme before,” said Dr Tracy Borman, Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust.

“We are particularly delighted to be presenting the awards at the Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms in Bath, a city so closely associated with Jane Austen, whose 200thanniversary is being commemorated this year.

Councillor Cherry Beath, Chair of Bath and North East Somerset Council, will welcome guests to the ceremony, which begins at 2.30pm on Tuesday 21st November 2017.

Sandford Award Winners 2017

Abbey House Museum and Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Attingham Park, Shropshire

British Motor Museum, Warwickshire

Cardiff Castle, Wales

Chawton House Library, Hampshire

Cooper Gallery- Barnsley Museums

Corinium Museum, Gloucestershire

Coventry Cathedral

Fashion Museum and Assembly Rooms, Bath

Geevor Tin Mine, Cornwall

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, Norfolk

Hull and East Riding Museum

Jane Austen’s House Museum, Hampshire

Jewish Museum London

Knole, National Trust, Kent

Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire

Leeds Castle, Kent

Leeds City Museum, West Yorkshire

Lion Salt Works, Cheshire

M Shed, Bristol

Mansfield Museum, Nottinghamshire

Museum of English Rural Life, Berkshire

National Football Museum

The Navan Centre & Fort, Northern Ireland

Norwich Castle

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Scotland

Sentry Hill Historic House and Visitor Centre, Northern Ireland

Temple Newsam House, West Yorkshire

The Englefield Estate, Berkshire

The Geffrye Museum, London

Valence House Museum, London

Verulamium Museum, St Albans

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Weald and Downland Living Museum, West Sussex

Weaver Hall Museum and Workhouse, Cheshire

Weston Park, Shropshire

Winding House Museum, Wales

York’s Chocolate Story

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