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Silver success at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Silver success at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards

We’re delighted to reveal that the Telegraph Museum Porthcurno has won a SILVER award at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards in the competitive Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category. The news follows our GOLD award at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, where we topped the Best Museum, Art & Industrial Attraction category back in November.

“This is a great start to the 2015 season. The museum has recently undergone a major redevelopment and opened major new exhibitions in June 2014 following a 9-month closure, so these awards are extra-special to us given the incredible work done by all our volunteers and staff. We’ve received wonderful feedback from visitors since we re-opened, and now receiving a gold and silver awards is fantastic.” Rachel Webster, Communications Manager

Steve Bladon, Visitor Services Manager (L) and Pete Johnson, museum volunteer & trustee accept the Silver tourism award.The South West Tourism Excellence Awards took place at the Grand pier in Weston Super Mare on Thursday 13 February. The Telegraph Museum was represented by Steve Bladon, Visitor Services Manager and Pete Johnson, museum volunteer and trustee.Steve and Pete received the silver award on behalf of all staff, volunteers and trustees, which was presented by Jane Adkins of A Head for PR.

Winners in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category were:

GOLD: Sculpture by the Lakes, Dorchester and Wadworth Brewery Visitor Centre, Devizes

SILVER: Telegraph Museum Porthcurno and Newquay Sea Safaris & Fishing

BRONZE: Corinium Museum, Cirencester and Stuart Line Cruises, Exmouth

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Geevor Tin Mine Museum, Pendeen and St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre, St Austell

For a full list of award categories and winners, visit the South West Tourism Excellence Awards website >

Larissa Paver (L) Rachel Webster (C) and Steve Bladon receive a gold award at the Cornwall Tourism Awards in November 2014

Larissa Paver (L) Rachel Webster (C) and Steve Bladon receive a gold award at the Cornwall Tourism Awards in November 2014

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