Storytelling at The Beacon Museum has been recognised by Visit England as going the ‘extra mile’ to make visits to the museum more engaging and interactive.
Visit England’s ‘The Best Told Story’ award is given to attractions where visitors leave having thoroughly enjoyed an entertaining and interesting visit.
This year the Whitehaven museum has digitalised a lot of its displays, making them more interactive and explaining the rich heritage of Copeland in unique and engaging ways.
Councillor Steven Morgan, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, said: “This recognition for the hard work done by the team at the museum is richly deserved.
“The recent changes to the visitor experience have really captured and engaged those who come to the museum.
“To receive an award like this is testament to the team and their understanding of who comes to the The Beacon Museum and what they are looking for. Their innovation is rightly rewarded.”
Visit England Accolades are given annually to organisations that have “gone the extra mile in providing a quality visitor experience”.
The staff and volunteers at The Beacon Museum bring to life fascinating stories of Copeland’s history, with a floor dedicated to telling the story of the Sellafield Ltd nuclear facility.
Heather Holmes, Customer and Visitor Experience Manager, said: “We were so thrilled when we received the news that we had been given this award.
“It is an accolade that belongs to every member of staff and volunteer who helped make our digital vision a reality.
“We’ve worked hard to be creative in the way we tell the stories of our history so to be given this recognition is just fantastic.
“For those who haven’t seen the changes we have made yet come down and have a look.”