ARTS COUN­CIL AP­PROVAL FOR RAVEN­GLASS MU­SEUM

Steam Railway (UK) - - NARROW GAUGE NEWS -

Raven­glass Rail­way Mu­seum has been awarded full ac­cred­i­ta­tion by Arts Coun­cil Eng­land.

The mu­seum, which tells the story of and dis­plays ex­hibits from the Raven­glass & Eskdale Rail­way, was founded as an in­de­pen­dent char­ity 40 years ago and re­opened in June 2017 af­ter ex­ten­sive re­de­vel­op­ment.

Mu­seum man­ager David Rounce says: “The hard work the team has put in over the last few years has put the mu­seum on an ex­cel­lent foot­ing for the fu­ture.”

The ac­cred­i­ta­tion scheme sets na­tion­ally agreed stan­dards for UK mu­se­ums which cover ev­ery as­pect of op­er­a­tion, from vis­i­tor ser­vices to vol­un­teer man­age­ment, for­ward and emer­gency plan­ning and col­lec­tions care. Raven­glass Mu­seum now of­fi­cially meets the same stan­dards as the Bri­tish Mu­seum and Vic­to­ria & Al­bert Mu­seum.

●● The Nar­row Gauge Rail­way Mu­seum at Ty­wyn, on the Ta­lyl­lyn Rail­way, has had its ac­cred­i­ta­tion re­newed by the Welsh gov­ern­ment. It will not be re­viewed again un­til 2022.

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