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Since the pause of the scheme in 2020 in response to the pandemic, ACE have been taking a phased approach to re-opening the Accreditation scheme in England. This means that some museums will have had their Accreditation award extended for longer than five years. The pre-Covid returns schedule is obsolete. All museums will remain fully Accredited until they are invited to submit an Accreditation return.

There are 27 museums in the North region listed in phases 1 and 2 of the 2024 returns schedule with returns due between July 2024 and March 2025. These are:

Return date 1 July 2024

· Beamish, The Living Museum of The North

· Bowes Museum

1 August 2024

· Armitt Museum and Library

· Pannett Art Gallery

1 September 2024

· Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections

8 January 2025

· Garstang Museum of Archaeology; The Victoria Gallery and Museum (University of Liverpool)

· The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

· Middleton Railway Museum

· North East Land, Sea and Air Museum

· Lytham Hall; Pendle Heritage Centre (Heritage Trust for the North West)

1 February 2025

· Cusworth Hall, Museum and Park; Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery; King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Museum (Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council)

· Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial

· York Art Gallery; York Castle Museum; Yorkshire Museum and Gardens (York Museums Trust)

· Imperial War Museum North

1 March 2025

· The Atkinson

· South Yorkshire Transport Museum

· The Courthouse Museum; The Prison and Police Museum; The Workhouse Museum (Ripon Museum Trust)

· Port Sunlight Museum

· Otley Museum and Archive


You can find the returns schedule, along with more information on the Accreditation Scheme here.