The Burton at Bideford receives Museum Accreditation

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The Burton at Bideford receives Accredited status for the museum


The Burton at Bideford has been given Accredited status for their museum for the second time by Arts Council England. The Museum Accreditation scheme is the UK industry standard for museums and galleries. Accreditation is an acknowledgement that the best practice guidelines and standards are being met. It also signifies the importance of a well-managed collection which is carefully looked after, maintained and displayed.


Judith Gentry, Chair of Trustees of the Burton at Bideford says


“The Trustees are delighted that Arts Council England have recognised the work of the Burton and its team. Amongst other things, the award shows that the Burton is being properly managed and governed, and meets a national standard. Under Ian Danby’s leadership the Burton is developing exciting and innovative plans for the future of the Museum and full Accreditation is the first step to achieving these.” 


The Burton at Bideford museum houses the collections of Hubert Coop, a rich array of artefacts, documents and treasured items, representing the diverse and dynamic history of Bideford and the surrounding area. The upkeep and display of the collection is made possible from funding by Torridge District Council and kind donations from visitors. Following a successful summer programme the Burton has seen over 20% increase in visitors to the art gallery and museum over the last 6 months, proving just how popular heritage, arts and culture are to the area.


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