Sandford Award

Award Winner 2015

The programmes observed at Discovery Museum & Tyne & Wear Archives present a strong combination of active learning and participation, focus on handling objects, interactives and objects on display with a high local and national heritage relevance. The recent addition of Tyne & Wear Archives has enhanced the rich historical resources available to museum’s staff, teachers, pupils and other learners. Staff are to be congratulated for continuing to deliver a high quality, in-demand service and being flexible and responsive to teachers’ needs, in a time of internal change and external challenges. School visits to the site will greatly enhance class-based learning and will inspire and engage pupils of all ages.