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Lostwithiel Musuem win prize at Cornwall Heritage Awards

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Christine Walton, Chairman of Lostwithiel Museum, collecting the Judges Award
from Ellie Collier, head judge and museums consultant for Arts Council England


Members of Lostwithiel Museum Association are celebrating their success at the Cornwall Heritage Awards held yesterday in Scorrier.

Lostwithiel Museum entered four projects in three categories and were shortlisted for three Awards.

- The Sponsored Window Displays in the Innovation Category;
- The Photographic / Calendar Competition for the Innovation Category;
- The Children’s Heritage Trail in the Family Friendly Category.

Each of these entries was given a Highly Commended Award. The standard of entries was very high and the judges were given a tough task selecting the shortlisted entrants and the overall winners. The individual and very thoughtful contributions given by the judges prior to announcing the winners for each category, demonstrated just how difficult this task had been for them.

A category that was only announced at yesterday’s event was the Judges’ Special Award. Lostwithiel Museum was the Winner for the organisation that merited an "Additional Commendation"‘ from all the judges for its overall contributions.

 Lostwithiel Museum Chairman Christine Walton said “Participating in the 1st Cornwall Heritage Awards was a very special experience. My thanks to the Cornwall Museums Partnership & their sponsors for organising this very successful event. Congratulations to everyone who supported and contributed towards these awards in their various ways. “



Recreation of Royal Restormel Mine Office from Museum window display March 2018

More information about the current window display, depicting the history of mining and sponsored  by   Iteracy Web Design  and Harmony Holiday Cottage  together with rules for the photography competition available on the Museum website.  


Lostwithiel Museum will reopen for the season next Monday (March 26th). The Museum committee are looking for a few more volunteer stewards. If you would like to help then please get in touch with museum using contact details on on their website.