Awards aplenty

 BPT Director of Museums Claire Dixon (centre) and Curator Amy Frost (right) collect their trophy at the South West Tourism Awards

A great start to the tourist season as the team at Bath Preservation Trust celebrate scooping not one, not two or even three, but four awards over the past few weeks.

At the Bristol, Bath, and Somerset Tourism Awards, No 1 Royal Crescent won the Gold award for Small Attraction of the Year. And just to add to the celebrations, The Herschel Museum of Astronomy picked up the Silver award in the same category.

At the South West Tourism Awards, No 1 Royal Crescent shone again, taking home Bronze in the Small Attraction of the Year class.

In the Prestige Awards, No 1 Royal Crescent was named History Museum of the Year and at the Bath Life Awards, BPT was shortlisted for Leisure and Tourism Award.

Claire Dixon, Director of Museums for BPT said “We are absolutely thrilled to have had the BPT team recognised by so many different award schemes. This is down to the hard work of every single person who helps No. 1 Royal Crescent, Herschel Museum of Astronomy, and Beckford’s Tower offer such fantastic visitor experiences. We are enormously grateful to the Government’s Culture Recovery Grant as it has supported us in transforming our museums to aid our pandemic recovery.”

Alex Sherman, CEO of Bath Preservation Trust says, “After such a terrible time for tourism, as we emerge from the pandemic it’s really encouraging to see the dedication of all our staff and volunteers recognised at so many awards, and be able to celebrate their success as we look forward to a brighter future.”