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Haverhill museum gets the thumbs up from the Arts Council

The Haverhill & District Local History Group have once again met standards set by the Arts Council England for museums in the UK.

At its recent accreditation panel the Haverhill & District Local History Group, which runs the Haverhill & District Local History Centre in Haverhill Arts Centre, was awarded the status of ‘Full Accreditation’.

As the Arts Council England state, 'we want all museums to be sustainable, focused and trusted organisations, which offer their visitors a great experience'.

The Accreditation Scheme sets out nationally-agreed standards, which inspire the confidence of the public and funding and governing bodies.

It enables museums to assess their current performance, as well as supporting them to plan and develop their services.

It defines good practice and identifies agreed standards, thereby encouraging development.

It is a baseline quality standard that helps guide museums to be the best they can be, for current and future users.

Although it is a national standard, it’s not a ‘one size fits all’ model.

The expectations vary for museums of different types, sizes and scopes.

The achievement of a national standard gives confidence to all stakeholders.

The Accreditation will last for approximately three years, after which the group will be invited to demonstrate continuing compliance with the Accreditation Standard.