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AWARD WINNERS: Amersham Museum wins national award for hard work

 Published on: 10th February 2021   |   By: James Evans   |   Category: Uncategorized

Amersham Museum has scooped the national Sandford Award, which recognises local institutions who have gone the extra yard in offering formal education programmes for local children and residents alike.

Museum curator, Emily Toettcher, said: “We’re so pleased to have received a Sandford Award. We’ve worked really hard to build up our programme for schools and it’s brilliant to have this recognition. 

“Our amazing team of volunteers and freelancers have helped to make this possible and we’re really grateful for their support, particularly in such challenging times.”

The volunteer-led museum in the High Street has adapted brilliantly to the challenges of lockdown, having been closed since mid-March 2020, only opening for a couple of weekends in the lead-up to Christmas. 

The Sandford Award has gone out to just 500 local resources in the 43 years since its founding, and judges commented that the museum represented a fantastic community resource which offers a professional, engaging learning programme.

They continued: “Its particular strength is a focus on local history using archive material and objects to explain the development of Amersham over time.”

To find out more about the museum’s school’s programme, visit

Picture credit Hoss Photography 

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