RAMM takes Gold at Visit Devon Tourism Awards

The museum has been recognised for its commitment to being sustainable, responsible and ethical.
We are delighted to have been awarded Gold in the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism category at the Visit Devon Tourism Awards.

Sponsored by South West Water, the category recognises organisations who are committed to being sustainable, responsible and ethical in how they operate and interact with individuals, the wider community and the environment.

Environmental impact

Over the past year RAMM has focused on addressing environmental issues in the museum. Highlights include:

  • Hosting the Impressions Gallery’s touring exhibition Seedscapes Future-Proofing Nature
  • Using environmentally-sustainable materials in exhibition design
  • Practicing sustainable sourcing in the Shop at RAMM
  • Keeping track of our annual carbon footprint using Julie’s Bicycle

Inclusivity and diversity

We are committed to creating a welcoming, accessible and positive space for everyone who visits the museum. There are a range of facilities to make RAMM more accessible from digitised close-up captions to a ramp for the museum garden.

We have also worked alongside disability support organisations CEDA, Magic Carpet and Pelican Project to co-design a monthly programme of visits called RAMMbingo.

Supporting wellbeing

Recent community projects such as RAMM at Home and Frame of Mind have helped to support the wellbeing of people of all ages living in Exeter and Devon during the pandemic.

We would also like to congratulate the category’s finalists: Brackenhill Glamping in Ivybridge (Silver); Lower Campscott Farm Cottages in Ilfracombe (Bronze); and Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway (Commended).

You can find the full list of this year’s finalists and winners on the Visit Devon Tourism Awards website.