The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is also celebrating its own golden anniversary this year having been founded 50 years ago in 1967.
Introduced by VisitEngland in 2014, the accolades are only available to attractions which are members of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme. They are allocated through a scoring system based on an annual and unannounced assessment by VisitEngland and highlight elements that matter most to visitors.
The scheme recognises attractions that go the extra mile to create an enjoyable and memorable experience. There are five categories including Welcome, Hidden Gem, Best Told Story, Quality Food & Drink and Gold for top-scoring attractions.
Delighted with the accolade, Paul Gossage, Director of Engagement at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust commented: “The staff, trustees and volunteers are all thrilled that our hard work has been recognised with a second VisitEngland Gold accolade. This is especially welcome in 2017 as we celebrate our 50th Golden Anniversary year.”
The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are spread across six square miles of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site; together they attract over half a million visitors annually; for more details, visit www.ironbridge.org.uk. The Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6).
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