Clitheroe Castle Museum attracts visitors... and awards

From the left,  Chris Vere from Visit England, Museum Assistant Claire McMullen, and Museum Assistant Jay Patel at Clitheroe Castle Museum.
From the left, Chris Vere from Visit England, Museum Assistant Claire McMullen, and Museum Assistant Jay Patel at Clitheroe Castle Museum.

Clitheroe Castle Museum has successfully retained its award for providing an excellent overall visitor experience.

A plaque was awarded to the museum – voted best small visitor attraction of the year in 2010/11 – by Visit England as part of its Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS).

The success allows the museum, run by Lancashire County Council, to continue to display the Visit England quality logo outside its building and on all of its promotional literature.

County Councillor Mike Calvert, said: “This award recognises the warm welcome, excellent customer service and great visitor experience our museum has to offer.

“I hope this endorsement will help to attract people from further afield to visit Clitheroe Castle Museum and the rest of our wonderful museums. We aim to continue to preserve the heritage of this historic county and make it available to all through our successful Lancashire museums.”

To find out more about Lancashire Museums visit www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums