Kings and Scribes: Birth of a Nation at Winchester Cathedral.
The esteemed annual UK Heritage Awards celebrates the very best of historic sites, houses, gardens and museums across 12 categories, with winners of other categories including Bletchley Park, and Birdoswald Fort at Hadrian’s Wall.
Winchester was commended for the Kings and Scribes exhibition – the result of a seven-year project which opened in 2019.
The judges said:
“This has been a long-term project which now allows visitors to explore over 1000 years of English history. This inspiring and educational experience offers visitors the opportunity to learn all about the significance of this historic building within the wider story of English history.”
The Receiver General and Canon Treasurer, Annabelle Boyes MBE, who led the project to its fruition and is due to retire at the end of next month, said:
“It has been a truly amazing experience to turn a vision into reality. Supported and enriched by so many of our specialist staff members, professional contractors and our wonderful volunteers.
‘The passion that has been shared in developing our major exhibitions has meant that Kings & Scribes exceeds everyone’s expectations.”
Kings and Scribes: The Birth of a Nation, is open to visitors every day and explores over 1,000 years of history unlocking the treasures and stories of the cathedral’s past, from Anglo-Saxon Kings to the beautiful 12th Century Winchester Bible.