Beamish Awarded Best Told Story

March 16th 2017

Beamish has been honoured by VisitEngland for the amazing job our staff and volunteers do in sharing the stories of the region’s heritage.

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We’ve been awarded a prestigious Best Told Story Accolade 2016, after an assessment as part of VisitEngland’s Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme.

VisitEngland Accolades are given annually to organisations that have “gone the extra mile in providing a quality visitor experience”. The Best Told Story Accolade is awarded to attractions or tours that tell their story effectively, where visitors leave having thoroughly enjoyed an interesting and entertaining experience.

Rhiannon Hiles, Beamish’s Deputy Director, said: “We are so pleased and proud at Beamish to have received the VisitEngland Best Told Story Accolade for 2016.

“This is an exceptional standard for us to achieve and is testament to our staff and volunteers consistently delivering excellent levels of visitor engagement across the whole museum.

“To achieve this VisitEngland Accolade, the whole visit is taken into account and receiving this means we can be reassured that we deliver excellence for our visitors.”

Our fantastic staff and volunteers bring to life fascinating stories of everyday life in the North East  in the 1820s, 1910s and 1940s.

The VisitEngland Accolades are announced annually and Beamish has previously been awarded the Best Told Story Accolade in 2015 and Gold Accolade in 2014. Other Accolades awarded by the national tourism agency are Welcome, Hidden Gem and Quality Cafe.