Tullie house Museum and Art Gallery has won its’ fourth award in 6 months by being presented with the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year award at the Cumbria Tourism Awards ceremony held on Wednesday 21st June at Cartmel Racecourse.
The exciting news comes at the start of the summer period for the museum, which is currently enjoying success with Hadrian’s Cavalry and Paul Leith: Technicolour Carlisle. A retrospective of the work of Cumbrian artist Percy Kelly is also opening at the end of September.
Speaking about the win Andrew Mackay, Director of Tullie House said "we are absolutely delighted to be awarded such an important accolade. We have a dedicated team of individuals both behind the scenes and front of house who strive to ensure we have innovative and engaging activities and exhibitions that will appeal to all our visitors. This award highlights all the hard work the team has put in."
The museum had strong opposition in the category with Walby Farm Park; World of Beatrix Potter and Holker Hall and Garden all nominated.
Judged on a mystery shop experience, winners should demonstrate excellence and innovation throughout the business including the product, welcome, customer service, marketing and sustainable practices.
The award was presented by Robbie Mather, Partner at law firm Burnetts, who sponsored the category.
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