Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win Best Cultural Experience

Ironbridge Gorge Museums Win Best Cultural Experience

The cream of the West Midlands tourist industry were gathered at a prestigious awards ceremony this week night for the Tourism West Midlands and Advantage West Midlands 'Excellence in Tourism Awards' held at the ICC in Birmingham.

Among the many winners from Shropshire were the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, who won Best Cultural Experience, as voted for by members of the public. They also carried away the Highly Commended award for their website,

John Randel, IT Manager at Ironbridge Gorge Museums commented, "It was a real achievement to secure a place for our website on the short list and beat off competition from other tourism businesses. I am thrilled that the website has been awarded Highly Commended; gives a really good overview of historical, academic and tourist information and is regularly updated with fresh information about the many events that the museums run."

Steve Miller Chief Executive added, "While we knew that we had reached the finals in the website category it was a complete surprise that we had been nominated for Best Cultural Experience and we were all delighted when it was announced that we had won. The Ironbridge Gorge Museums are well known as a great day out, but this award shows that the public appreciate the very special nature of the Museum's work in maintaining and interpreting the remarkable Industrial Heritage of the area. Winning any award is always a great honour, but to win one voted for by the general public is especially gratifying, as it shows that all the hard work of the staff and volunteers is appreciated by our visitors."


Date Posted: 14th November 2008

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