The committee of the museum with Mark Sissons of the AIA. Pic: Niall Duffy

THE Allihies Copper Mine Museum has been awarded the President’s Award by the Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA), the leading UK body dedicated to the preservation of industrial heritage.

This award is given each year to a site or monument, which is visited by delegates during association conferences.

The award is presented to managers who, in the opinion of the president and his advisers, achieve a high standard in interpreting to the public a monument, site or project of industrial archaeological significance.

The site or monument receives a plaque and details of the winning scheme are reported in the association’s publications.

The award was presented by Mark Simmons, Chairman, of the association to Charlie Tyrrell, chairman, Allihies Copper Mine Museum.