Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Last night we were crowed the winner of the White Rose Tourism Award for Small Visitor Attraction of the year!
We were up against some stiff competition including the James Herriot Museum and the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds, so were over the moon to win this prestigious award, and were honestly shocked when they called our name, I had to quickly put my shoes on to get on the stage!
With us being so hidden away, and to win out of the entire of Yorkshire is an incredible achievement, all the staff and volunteers at the museum have worked really hard to improve the experience for our visitors, and it is so nice that all that hard work has been recognised. You can’t stand still in times like this, we rely on visitors coming through the door to afford to open each year, and to do that we need to continuously be improving our offer and opening the museum up to new audiences. It is a fantastic way to kick start our 50th Anniversary celebrations next year! It was a real team effort and we couldn’t be happier.
The Museum has developed a lot since its opening nearly 50 years ago, nearly doubling in size, this is a recognition that it is moving with the times, developing and growing with the modern ways of representing museums.
We aren't resting yet either with our next project just around the corner, a wildlife sculpture trail, which we are currently campaigning for, to gain votes to win the funding from Peoples Millions. For more information on this project take a look at our project Facebook page called ‘Walking with Wildlife’ or you can visit the Peoples Millions Website.