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Cold War submarine marks decade as museum

The success of a former nuclear-powered submarine as a visitor attraction in the past ten years has been marked with the unveiling of a tribute to submariners who died serving their country.

A large memorial board has been erected on the jetty at the naval base at Devonport listing all the Royal Navy submarines lost in both war and in peace.

The launch of the board was conducted by Commodore Jake Moores Credit: Royal Navy

HMS Courageous was opened as a museum warship to public tours as a celebration of the rich heritage and history of the Royal Navy. It has attracted hundreds of visitors to Plymouth.

Museum of Somerset awarded a certificate of excellence

The museum opened last year at a cost of £7 million Credit: ITV West

The Museum of Somerset has been awarded a certificate of excellence by an international travel website.

The museum in Taunton which opened last year at a cost of 7 million pounds was given the award by Trip Advisor.

It's based on votes from visitors making it the number one visitor attraction in the town.

Museum of the Year Award for Exeter

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum is named Museum of the Year Credit: ITV Westcountry

Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum has been named Museum of the Year. The Art Fund announced the winner of its annual award tonight - which brings with it a prize of £100,000. It's in recognition of the museum's £24m makeover.

The judges praised its ambition and imagination after it created a whole new look for its collection - and found a new way for visitors to appreciate it.

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A new museum has opened in North Devon dedicated to surfing

The Museum of British Surfing at Braunton Credit: ITV Westcountry

The Museum of British Surfing at Braunton covers the history and art of riding the waves. It has the board ridden by Edward Prince of Wales on a trip to Hawaii before his abdication, and traces British surfing back to the days of Captain Cook's discoveries in the South Pacific.

A historic museum collection about the British Empire is staying in the City

When the Empire and Commonwealth Museum at Temple Meads closed in 2008 there were fears the contents would be moved to London. But now the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery will become their home instead.

The old Empire and Commonwealth Museum building at Temple meads Credit: ITV West
The collection will hopefully be moved to a new site at Bristol University Credit: ITV West
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