Tourism award for Dorset Museum

THERE was a double boost for Dorset Museum on Thursday 7th April with wins in both the South West Tourism Awards and the Dorchester and Poundbury Business Awards.

After receiving a silver Dorset Tourism Award, the museum received bronze in the Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category at the South West Tourism Awards at Exeter. The award recognises attractions that provide exceptional visitor experiences and demonstrate excellence across each aspect of their business.

More than 90 finalists from 476 entries from the region including Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bath, Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly gathered for the awards evening.

The Dorset Museum, which has undergone an extensive refurbishment. allows visitors to experience 250 million years of Dorset’s history.

Dorset Museum employee Amy Moore was named a Rising Star in the Dorchester and Poundbury Business Awards. This award celebrates young people who show initiative, focus, hard work and adaptability. .

Amy began working at the museum after graduating from the Arts University Bournemouth in June 2021. She says: “It’s an absolute privilege to be recognised as a Rising Star at the Dorchester and Poundbury Business Awards. As someone who is just starting in their career, the support I’ve had from my colleagues at the museum has been limitless, the opportunities I’ve been given in such a short space of time have been invaluable.”