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GOLD Award for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence (12th May 2015)

GOLD Award for Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust in the 2015 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust has won the top Gold Award in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. Intended for venues that welcome more than 50,000 visitors per annum, it was judged on the overall quality of the experience provided.

The awards were announced at a glittering ceremony held on Monday, 11th May at Sage Centre in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 celebrate the best of English tourism. They promote healthy industry competition and high standards, helping to ensure England's place as a world-class destination. This year, they attracted 345 applications.

Delighted with the award, Anna Brennand, Chief Executive Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust commented: “It was a great achievement to once again reach the finals of these prestigious awards, as this positions us amongst the best tourist attractions in the country. Trustees, volunteers and staff are all delighted that we have received the Gold award, which is a wonderful testament to all their hard work over the years”.

The ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums are spread across six square miles of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, together attracting over half a million visitors per year.

Further details about the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust can be found on www.ironbridge.org.uk or for information about the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence visit www.visitenglandawards.org.