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Tourism board praises Museum in the Park
The Museum in the Park in Stratford Park has been given a VisitEngland accolade in recognition of how great it is for visitors.
Two rounds of accolades are announced each year, with 17 attractions across the country receiving them as part of this first round. The Museum in The Park is the only one in Gloucestershire to have ticked all the boxes in this round.
Kevin Ward, Development Manager at the Museum in the Park said:
"We are delighted to receive this recognition of all the hard work we do to ensure that our visitors have a quality and enjoyable experience throughout their visit."
Started by Visit England in 2014, the accolades are available to attractions that are part of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme and are given out through a scoring system based on an annual assessment.
The accolades are the result of an annual assessment for attractions that are part of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme, which the museum was recently awarded for the eighth year in a row.
The Museum has been filling its summer programme with events like allowing the public to get up closer than usual to the fossil of an ancient baby dinosaur - an ichthyosaur - which is approximately 190 million years old. Other events include Meet the Curator, where visitors get a chance to handle artefacts from the stores, such as Bronze Age hand axes or even to try to guess what some of the more unusual are. For more information about what’s coming up go to http://www.museuminthepark.org.uk/calendar/
James Berresford, Chief Executive of VisitEngland said:
"These attractions have succeeded in receiving an accolade either for their warm welcome, unique storytelling or high-quality food and drink; ensuring an all-round quality experience for visitors. Our accolades reflect the wide variety of attractions on offer in England and provide the perfect reason to visit and explore the country."
For the eighth year in a row, the Museum recently passed its assessment to be part of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme, run by VisitEngland. Members represent a wide range of tourism attractions across England, from museums and galleries, farms, historic houses, gardens, churches, cathedrals and country parks. They are supported by a network of highly trained assessors who advise on improving and promoting the quality, accessibility and sustainability of what they have available.
Museum work showcased
Some of the Museum's work has recently featured in two national reports.
Museum Collections Inspire New Book
A new picture book inspired by the Museum Collections is to be launched at Stroud Book Festival on 4 November 2017.
Certaine Wytches: Fear, Myth and Magic
Work by tapestry artist Anne Jackson exploring 'witchcraft' comes to the Museum in the Park.
Museum retains national quality mark
The Museum in the Park retains official tourist board's quality assurance mark
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