Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) has been acclaimed as one of the country’s top family favourite museums in an awards ceremony last week.
The event, which was held in London on Thursday 24 September, saw the museum shortlisted as one of only six for the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award out of over 800 countrywide nominations.
With vivid displays revealing Devon and Exeter’s history and global connections having previously caught national attention, this is the third time that the Queen Street-based museum has been deemed worthy of the Family Friendly Award title.
Commenting on the RAMM’s success, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, Rosie Denham said: “We are delighted to again be recognised as one of Britain’s most family friendly museums…We aspire to the highest standards and welcome the opportunity to let me the country know that we rank alongside the very best.”
Named Museum of the Year in 2012, the RAMM has also been awarded for tourism, architecture, learning, conservation and collections care.
This news comes following the Tongan Rugby Union’s team visit to the museum last week, in which they visited award-winning photographer Michelle Sank’s Touch-Line exhibition, composed of images of the preparation and enjoyment of the Rugby World Cup 2015, and a special display of traditional Tongan artefacts including bark cloths and clubs presented to Captain Cook in his 18th century world voyages.
Students can visit the RAMM Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.