Newark Air Museum wins visitor award

Staff and volunteers at Nottinghamshire’s Newark Air Museum are celebrating after winning an award from VisitEngland, the tourist board for England. The Welcome Accolade certificate recognises the museum as one of the outstanding visitor experiences across the country.

Newark volunteers and staff are pictured in the museum café with their VisitEngland Welcome Accolade certificate. HOWARD HEELEY

The museum’s award follows a VAQAS (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme) assessment last autumn and was based on a score gained during a secret visit by a VisitEngland representative. It’s one of only six such awards made this year in the East Midlands.

Newark’s Howard Heeley said: “We are honoured to have been recognised in this way. This accolade is a tribute to all of the hard work put in by the museum members and our staff, each and every day that we are open to the public. Well done to all of them!”