Avoncroft has now won a total of six prestigious Sandford Awards in recognition of the quality and excellence of their educational services for school and group visits.  The museum is nowone of just a handful of attractions in the UK that have received the Award this number of times, including the Tower of London and Blenheim Palace.

 Dr Tracy Borman, Chief Executive of the Sandford Awards said:  “Avoncroft’s sixth Sandford Award is very richly deserved.  Our judge was extremely impressed by the quality and range of the education programmes on offer at the Museum.  Avoncroft has displayed and maintained excellent standards of heritage education since 1988 and opportunities abound for people of all ages to take part in themed day events and courses that ‘bring the buildings to life’.  Visitors may be assured that their guides and craftsmen are knowledgeable and completely able to provide for an enjoyable and informative occasion.”

Tracey Ayre, Avoncroft’s Learning & Events Officer says: “Our educational services and museum facilities have been scrutinised against some of the largest and most well- known heritage establishments in the country and we have met their high standards. I am very proud of what we have achieved and a huge thank you to all our Education team”.

Avoncroft runs a lively programme of visits for students of all ages including sessions on Tudors, Victorians and the Second World War, all of which are designed to support the National Curriculum.  Hands-on sessions are based on construction, design, technology, science and nature and there are educational sessions available that will suit most age groups.

For more information, please refer to Avoncroft’s website: www.avoncroft.org.uk or Tel: Tracey Ayre, Learning & Events Officer, 01527 831363.