The Postal Museum needs your vote for Lottery funding award
The Postal Museum, Museum of The Year finalist and home of the hugely popular Mail Rail, is one of a select few heritage projects nationwide up for the National Lottery Award 2018 – a yearly prize which recognises the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects.
Now in their 15th year, the Awards recognise the incredible difference that Lottery-funded projects make to people. Shortlisted in the heritage category, the London attraction has fought off competition from hundreds of applicants to reach this final stage, and now The Postal Museum wants your vote!
You can vote for The Postal Museum in three simple ways:
- Online here at www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards
- Call on the dedicated award hotline using 0844 836 9704
- Twitter using the hashtag #NLAPostalMuseum
The museum's remarkable and quirky collections, which span five centuries, include the Royal Mail Archive, postal uniforms, pillar boxes, postal vehicles, and a huge collection of stamps. There is also a vibrant postal-themed play space, Sorted! where kids under eight can enter a miniature world of mail.
Laura Wright, CEO at The Postal Museum, says: “Taking home the National Lottery Award would be a huge achievement for us, especially as we’ve only being open since September last year. That’s why we’re calling on everyone to rally behind us and cast their vote now!
“Lottery funding has played a significant role in helping us put our rich and important collections back on public display for the first time in 20 years. We’ve welcomed more than 160,000 visitors to the museum since we opened, including Londoners of all ages and walks of life, as well as internationals and British ‘staycationers’. It just goes to show how much interest there is in in our stories, and we would love for that to be recognised”.
The finalist with the most votes at midnight on 27 July 2018 will take home the coveted National Lottery Awards trophy and receive a £5,000 cash prize.
What’s more, the winning organisation will get an exclusive invitation to an awards ceremony which is set to be broadcast on BBC One on 26 September 2018.