Phil Collins

Director at Torquay Museum

529 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom
Torquay Museum
HQ Phone:
+44 1803 293975
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Last Updated 12/28/2016

General Information

Employment History

Director  - Phil Collins Associates

Area Manager  - Devon Rural Network

General Manager - West Somerset  - National Trust

Consultant Project Monitor  - Heritage Lottery Fund


Treasurer and Secretary  - CCANW

Member  - Sustainability South West

Member of Rural Advisory Group  - SWRDA

Member  - SW Florida Inc

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Philip Collins | Heritage Lottery Fund

Philip Collins
Print this page Share on Twitter Share on Facebook More sharing options Philip Collins Philip Phil Collins Over the last 30 years, Phil Collins has worked for environmental and heritage organisations, including government agencies, local authorities, museums, environmental and architectural consultancies and the charitable sector. He is a qualified landscape architect, historic buildings conservation specialist, museum professional and ecologist. From 2000 until 2006 Phil was Area Manager for English Nature for Devon. He played a significant role in the development of the Devon Strategic Partnership and the Devon Community Strategy. He helped initiate a range of innovative projects such as Finding Sanctuary and the Lundy Sea Bird recovery Project. He was a member of the steering group of the Devon Rural Network and founding member of the Devon Maritime Forum. From 2006-7 he was Area Manager for Cornwall, Devon and the Isles of Scilly for Natural England and subsequently until 2011 NE's SW Advocacy and Partnerships Manager. In this role he was a major advocate for sustainable development in the South West, working closely with parters from the social, community and economic sectors. He was a member of SWRDA's Rural Advisory Group and GOSW's Rural Task Group. Phil has a strong interest in increasing public understanding of the management and value of the historic and natural environments and their cultural importance. He was a member of the SW Historic Environment Forum and was a trustee for the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural Environment at Haldon, Exeter. He is currently a Director of the Sustainable Coppice Partnership. As Director of Torquay Museum from 2011-2014 he encouraged wider and new audiences to understand and value their heritage through a programme of exhibitions, events and educational activities. He was General Manager for West Somerset for the National Trust between 2014 and 2016. He was responsible for the 5000 hectares Holnicote Estate on Exmoor and its 14 farms, 170 tenanted cottages, two in-hand cafes, a shop, five holiday cottages and a venison business. The portfolio also included 600 hectares of the Quantocks, the 18th- century Arcadian garden at Fyne Court, development land for 300 houses at Pyrland, Taunton, and the Wellington Monument. Phil now runs an independent heritage, architectural and environmental consultancy. Philip Collins

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Torquay Museum director Philip Collins said: "We launched Monster Saturdays a year ago with the aim of offering a service for the area's young families, while at the same time providing children and young people a fresh way of learning about history and museums.

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Officers and Advisors, Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World

Phil Collins (Treasurer and Secretary) is Director of Torquay Museum and previously area manager of Devon for Natural England.
He is also a partner in an environmental design consultancy specialising in sustainable landscape and building design and historic building restoration and originally Keeper of Natural Sciences at St Albans Museum.

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