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HEDON MUSEUM is celebrating its award of Arts Council Accredited Museum after months of hard work by the committee.

The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for UK museums. To qualify, museums must meet standards on how they are managed, for the services they offer and on how they care for collections. The Arts Council says the accreditation scheme is regarded as one of the most innovative and effective developments in the museum sector. It has led the way in raising museum standards in the UK.

Find Hedon MuseumJulie Marshall at the museum said: “This is a real feather in the Museum’s cap! The Hedon Museum is run entirely by volunteers, and this has been a huge task.

The committee all contributed to the effort, but particular thanks must be paid to Dr Martin Craven, Ms Pauline Fulcher the archivist and secretary and Ms Deborah Carnall, who took on the bulk of the painstaking and detailed paperwork.”

Hedon should be justifiably proud of its museum having attained this national status.

You can find the Museum on Blue Ball Entry, behind the Town Hall.

The Museum is always eager to welcome more volunteers to help with the staffing of the museum. A rota of helpers makes sure that it can open every Wednesday and Saturday, 10am to 4pm, so if any Hedon Blog readers can help, please contact the Museum by calling in or by phone on 01482 890908 or 891050.

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Hedon Museum volunteers on fundraising stall at Christmas 2012

Latest: A new exhibition will be opened by Mr Alan Gordon-Freeman on Saturday 22nd June 2013 at 10:30am. The Big Sky will showcase the paintings of James Deighton depicting the landscape of Holderness and the East Riding.

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