At a ceremony this afternoon (Saturday 15th June) held at Duxford Directors of Morayvia were delighted when it was announced by Aviation Heritage UK that they had been awarded "Museum of the Year Award 2019"
Commenting after the award was presented, Chairman of Morayvia Mark Mair said:
"This is another great achievement and fantastic recognition of the efforts of all the volunteers at Morayvia.Our members have all played a significant part in helping turn an idea into a successful enterprise helping to preserve aviation heritage. Following so closely from receiving the Queens Award in 2018 and then HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York becoming our Royal patron, this award is further recognition of our key aim when we first started, that Morayvia would be an interactive experience with our exhibits very much hands on for visitors".
"There are many members of AHUK, ranging from the Imperial War Museum, Rolls Royce, Brooklands Museum to the de Havilland Aircraft Museum, to name but a few, many many prestigious names, centres and museums with decades of expertise, which makes this award for Morayvia even more special".
Upon hearing this news Grenville Johnston, the Lord Lieutenant of Moray said:
"I was delighted to learn that Morayvia have added the title of Aviation Museum of the Year to their list of accolades."But I am not really surprised because they are such a great museum to visit and there is so much to see and do there.
And you can be assured of a warm welcome from great volunteers."My congratulations to all involved, yet another reason to visit Moray!"