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Green tourism award for museum

Initiatives such as heating insulation have helped Wandsworth Museum receive a Green Tourism award.

The Wandsworth Guardian reports how the institution's approach to sustainability has been recognised by the Green Tourist Business Scheme.

A series of eco-friendly renovations have been carried out at the museum, including the installation of LED lighting and water butts to collect rain water.

Extra heating insulation was also fitted in the roof space and a conscious effort was made to ensure windows remain closed.

The museum's director Ken Barbour said: "The idea was that we could reduce costs, make the museum more sustainable and tell the community so we could promote a green agenda."

As a result of the changes, the establishment has been presented with a bronze award that recognises the tourist attraction as an ethical business.

The Wandsworth Museum houses historic pieces that tell the story of the region from 25,000 years ago to the present day.