We all that know Wrexham Museum is a fantastic place.
We know it punches above its weight when it comes to attracting fantastic exhibitions from other museums and collections from across the UK.
And we know it helps thousands of happy visitors learn more about Wrexham’s history every year.
So we know it’s great.
But it’s always nice when other people agree with us 🙂
Wrexham Museum recently had a visit from an assessor, who inspects visitor attractions and rates them on their strength as attractions.
And we’re very proud to say that Wrexham Museum achieved the Gold Award.
The museum recently had a visit from the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Service – or VAQAS – for Visit Wales, the Welsh Government’s tourism arm.
After the assessment visit, Wrexham Museum was given the status of a Quality Assured Attraction for 2018/19 – an award which recognises it’s somewhere where visitors can be guaranteed a good day out.
VAQAS looks at a number of different factors when rating attractions, including layout, presentation, cleanliness, catering and staff – and the museum scored high on all of them, reaching an overall score of 96 per cent.
And according to VAQAS’ feedback, the museum is a “most impressive attraction utilising modern technology to engage visitors”.
The Gold Award only goes to “attractions that achieve excellence for their facilities and customer services” – so this is obviously really good news for the museum!
“Very pleased with the recognition”
Steve Grenter, Heritage and Archives Lead for Wrexham Council, said: “We are, of course, very pleased with the recognition we’ve received from VAQAS – and for us to have achieved such a high score is doubly good.
“As well as the prestige that comes with such an award, recognition by VAQAS also covers many of the same areas which the Welsh Government’s Museums, Archives and Libraries Division (MALD) requires for accreditation – which goes to show that anything we do to improve our status as an attraction also works to boost our status as a museum.”
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