Tank Men exhibition runner up in Discover Heritage Awards

The Tank Museum was runner up in Museums and Historic Properties category

26th October 2017

The Tank Museum's 2016 exhibition, Tank Men, which tells the story of eight men who fought as part of the Tank Corps in the First World War, has been named runner up at the AHI Discover Heritage Awards.

Bill Bevan, AHI Chair said “Congratulations to The Tank Museum for their success in the 2017 Discover Heritage Awards . Every project that made it to the finals demonstrates excellence in heritage interpretation and will hopefully inspire others.”

The AHI Discover Heritage Awards are the only UK and Irish awards to recognise excellence in all types and sizes of heritage interpretation whether held in museums, historic buildings, visitor centres or any type of outdoor location. Any form of media is suitable including exhibition, print, digital, art or live. An eligible project can be small or large.

The awards celebrate projects that best meet their interpretive aims and successfully communicate their key messages to their audiences. All entrants receive feedback and finalists are assessed by a pair of trained judges who are practising heritage interpreters.

Exhibitions Manager, Sarah Lambert, said "Tank Men is an exhibition that is particularly close to our hearts, as we came to know the stories of these eight men so well. To be nominated and recognised for the work we have done is a real achievement."

Find out more about the stories of the Tank Men and other First World War tank crew members at The Tank Musuem or on the Museum's Tank100 blog.