Richmond visitor attractions declared ‘hidden gems’

The Green Howards Museum.

Two Richmond visitor attractions have been awarded VisitEngland accolades in appreciation of the outstanding experiences they provide.

The Green Howards Museum and Richmondshire Museum are among 86 attractions nationally to receive the recognition, highlighting all aspects of the overall visitor experience from story-telling to food and drink and from customer service to overall winners.

Both museums received Hidden Gem accolades

The accolade are based on the score they obtained following their annual assessment by VisitEngland.

“It’s a great endorsement of the team’s hard work and dedication to giving visitors an excellent experience,” said Green Howards Museum director and curator, Lynda Powell.

“It’s a fabulous start to the new season.”

VisitEngland director Andrew Stokes said: “These attractions offer a warm welcome, unique storytelling, high quality food and drink and unparalleled customer service and rightly deserve these accolades.

“They provide visitors with amazing experiences and create reasons to travel the length and breadth of the country, increasing the economic benefits of tourism.”

Introduced by VisitEngland in 2014, the accolades are available to members of the Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme.

They include the Welcome accolade, Hidden Gem, Best Told Story, Quality Food and Drink and the Gold accolade for all-round top-scoring attractions.