Museum in the running for second national award
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Braunton’s surf museum is up against four other museums nationally for sustainability award.
THE Museum of British Surfing has been shortlisted for a second major national award in its first year of opening.
The museum, in Caen Street car park in Braunton, is up against four other museums in the sustainability category in the Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence 2013.
The final will be held in London on May 15, hosted by comedian and television presenter Sue Perkins.
Peter Robinson, founder of the museum, said: “We are proud, delighted and excited to be in the finals alongside such huge national institutions as the Science Museum.
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“We are small team with a big passion for surfing and the unique environment that we are so lucky to play in – so it’s a great honour to see our work recognised.”
Last June, just three months after opening, the museum scooped a top national award from the Collections Trust, for being the best collection put together on a small budget.
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“I’d like to thank Andrew for putting so much hard work into our sustainability, our volunteers who make a real difference in the community and our grant funders, commercial supporters and individual donors who have helped make it all happen – we couldn’t have done it without you all,” said Peter.