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Celebrating RAMM's Best Shop award: Rev Richard Coles, Manager Rachel Hone and Graduate Intern Elly Fitzpatrick

Rev Richard Coles, Rachel Hone and Elly Fitzpatrick celebrating with the shop award

Award Success for the Shop at RAMM

17 May 2018

The Shop at RAMM has won the ‘Best Shop (with turnover under £500K)’ in the national Museums + Heritage Awards 2018. The award is a credit to the Shop’s dedicated staff, who have been described as ‘ambassadors for RAMM’ by visitors. The Shop itself has also received great visitor feedback since its opening in October 2016:

“A really inspiring visit. A big thank you to the shop – the choices of gifts, which enhanced the museum experience, are excellent.”

About the Awards



Now in their sixteenth year, the annual Museums + Heritage Awards recognise projects of excellence and pioneering initiatives from galleries and visitor attractions, both from the UK and overseas. With 12 prestigious awards to be won, categories included: Best Touring/Temporary Exhibition, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Educational Initiative and of course, Best Shop.

The Shop at RAMM was nominated alongside shops from National Museums Liverpool, Bury Art Museum, Brontë Parsonage Museum and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre (The University of Manchester). The full list of nominated finalists and category winners can be found on the Museums + Heritage Awards website.

The Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony was held in the stunning hall of 8 Northumberland Avenue, London, on Wednesday 16 May. Fresh from his stint on Strictly Come Dancing, this year’s award ceremony was hosted by the Reverend Richard Coles. The Reverend entertained over 300 sector professionals to celebrate the impressive achievements of museums and heritage attractions across the UK.

Exeter’s Award Winning Museum

The Shop’s award success is the latest of many for RAMM. Over the last year RAMM has received Gold for Large Attraction of the Year, Silver for Access and Inclusivity and Bronze for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience from The South West Tourism Excellence Awards and The Devon Tourism Awards. In addition to this, RAMM was named Favourite Museum or Historical Attraction in the Primary Times Reader Star Awards 2017, Top Family Favourite Attraction in the Exeter Baby Activities Awards 2017 and received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2017.

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