THE BRITISH Motor Museum is zooming ahead when it comes to education.
It has just been given its first Stanford Award for Heritage Education after being recognised for its learning programmes and hands-on resources.
The annual Sandford Awards are an independently judged assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums and collections across the UK.
Judges specifically praised the way the education team at the Gaydon museum used exhibits to educate and excite visitors of all ages.
Caroline Reid, education officer at the museum said: “We are delighted to have won our first Sandford Award.
“It is testament to the range of workshops covering key curriculum subjects we offer.”
More than 500 sites have received an award since the scheme began in 1978, including London Transport Museum, Worcester Cathedral and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.