• Tavistock Heritage Trust

‘Man Engine’ wins Best Art Project Award

Updated: Jan 19, 2019

The Man Engine, the giant mechanical puppet unveiled in Tavistock last July, has been named Best Art Project at the 2017 National Lottery Awards, beating over 1,300 other entrants from around the country.

The Man Engine in Tavistock in 2017

After leaving Tavistock, the Man Engine travelled through the other areas of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Heritage World Heritage Site, drawing almost a hundred and fifty thousand visitors. The puppet’s creators, Golden Tree Productions, now plan to take him on tour through other parts of the country with strong mining heritage, including Wales, the Midlands, and Yorkshire.

To learn more about the Man Engine, visit the project’s website at www.themanengine.co.uk