Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 Finalist

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We are delighted to have been a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017.


The Lapworth Team have thoroughly enjoyed their experience throughout the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 campaign, and our thanks go out to all staff at Art Fund for their support, help and advice during the process. We congratulate the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield for their worthy success, having been named Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. 

We have been linked with some truly outstanding museums and galleries and the Lapworth Team would like to thank and congratulate them all, and wish them every success in the future. 

Finally we would like to thank all of our staff, volunteers and visitors for their support over the last few months.

 

The last year has been a transformative one for the Lapworth. We reopened in June 2016 following a £2.7m redevelopment that created inspiring new galleries and displays, improved educational and visitor facilities, and enhanced collections storage and care. Our important scientific collections are now accessible to many more people than before, from a wide diversity of ages and backgrounds. 

A museum for the 21st century

A museum for the 21st century

The £2.7m redevelopment has allowed us to create an inspiring new museum space. We have sympathetically restored the historical interior of the grade II* listed building, and combined it with modern technology and new interactive displays to help bring the story of evolution to life.

Inspiring diverse audiences

Inspiring diverse audiences

We are home to one of the UK’s most important geological collections, with the finest array of fossils, rocks and minerals in the region. We run an educational programme for a diverse range of schools and other groups to inspire visitors of all ages.

Our community

Our community

Our Museum places the 3.5-billion-year story of evolution in a local context, showing how the plants, animals, environment and climate of the Midlands have changed over time. The Lapworth engages with scientists and visitors from around the world, and is supported by a community of committed and enthusiastic volunteers who help bring the collections to life.

 

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