Cirencester's Corinium Museum has been recognised at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

The museum won a bronze award in the small visitor attraction category.

The award recognises small visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

It is open to venues that attract 75,000 visitors or fewer per year or employs 10 or fewer full-time equivalent members of staff.

The awards saw 476 entries from the region including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

More than 90 awards were presented at an awards ceremony at Sandy Park in Exter on April 7.

Dr. Katharine Walker, Corinium Museum director, said: “The team and I are proud to have won this award.

"It was great to enter, be a finalist and win bronze.

"We are delighted to have received and be part of such a prestigious group of businesses representing tourism in the South West. There was some stiff competition!”

The event was the first time since February 2020 that the region’s tourism awards have been able to return to their face-to-face format, with a celebratory dinner in April enjoyed by over 300 winners, supporters, and tourism leaders.

One the evening Kathryn Allison, director of IPR Communications who represented the museum, said: “I know the sheer hard work the team has put into the museum over the last five to ten years.

Kathryn Allison receives the award on behalf of the Corinium Museum

Kathryn Allison receives the award on behalf of the Corinium Museum

"Firstly to open the brand new Stone Age to Corinum immersive galleries, and secondly to ensure the health and wellbeing of their visitors, volunteers and staff over recent years.

"It truly is a remarkable place to be. I send my hearty congratulations to the team and the South West Tourism Awards organisers who created a wonderful evening of celebration.”

The Corinium Museum charts the development of the Cotswolds from its prehistoric landscape to the modern-day, with a particular focus on the Roman town of Corinium.

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