Mevagissey Museum has won the Innovation Award at the 2020 Cornwall Heritage Awards run by the Cornwall Museums Partnership for the - Septimus 'Some Seal' Exhibition.
The Museum wishes to thank everyone invloved. The Museum Volunteers, local schools, Three bays Wildlife and especially the Cornwall Seal Research Trust.
Septimius is Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust’s 2.4m long adult male grey seal skeleton who was known to the group when he was alive, as he died, decomposed and then got rebuilt into an articulated skeleton. Local to Mevagissey he was found dead at Chapel Point just a mile away.
The narrative accompanying Septimus contains important messages to do with marine conservation and the wider world we live in.
The Exhibition was made possible by working in partnership with Three Bays Wildlife and Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust.
Septimus was on display for nearly two weeks on the second floor of the museum and was accompanied by different visual media and props that included a 10-minute film documentary of his story.
The Museum was instrumental in obtaining funding for the Septimus story leaflet that accompanied the exhibition. This was used in the educational workshops that took place run by CSRG and supported by the museum’s volunteers.
No one will ever forget the day we welcomed Septimus the seal to the Museum who proved to be are very own local Dippy the Dinosaur.