We are extremely proud to have been awarded significant recognition over the years for the contribution that we have been able to make to the teaching and understanding of history. We work with over 20,000 children a year, either on the site here at Murton Park or in schools across the north of England.

In 2009 the Danelaw Centre for Living History was one of the first organisations nationally to be awarded the quality mark by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. This stringently assessed award recognises the quality of the learning environment created on site and our approach to safety management throughout all our activities.

In 2010 and 2015 the site was awarded the prestigious Sandford Award for Heritage Education. Both awards reflect the high quality learning experiences provided by the centre. In making their award the Sandford judges noted that; “The Danelaw Centre succeeds in bringing history to life, providing children with a memorable and educational experience that will enrich their understanding of the past”.

Also in 2010, David Thirlwall, Site manager and Living History Project creator was made a Fellow of the Historical Association in recognition of his ‘significant contribution to the promotion and knowledge of history’.