Andrew Scott at the opening of Locomotion, in Shildon, County Durham. Locomotion was shortlisted for the Gulbenkian Museum prize, capping a great year for the museum.
Andrew Scott, Head of the National Railway Museum in York, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year Honours, for services to Museums.
“I’m honoured and delighted to receive this award which must surely reflect the host of achievements that the National Railway Museum has made over the last few years," said Andrew.
“If that is the case then it’s an accolade that I’m accepting on behalf of the team here at the museum - nothing happens at the NRM that they haven’t made happen," he added.
"It has been a great privilege to work with my colleagues at York and elsewhere in the National Museum of Science and Industry to help ensure the Museum’s success.”
Andrew's team in York did indeed have a busy year in 2005: it opened its first branch, Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon in County Durham, as well as starting a major Flying Scotsman exhibition project and winning funding for an online collection database.
The National Railway Museum is the world’s largest railway museum and the most visited museum outside London.