RAMM wins Silver in Devon Tourism Awards
23 November 2018
RAMM has won Silver in the 2018 Devon Tourism Awards for Large Attraction. The museum, which welcomed over 260,000 visitors last year, won gold in the same category in the 2017 awards. With its wide range of events, an exciting programme of exhibitions, family-friendly activities and modern amenities, it is also ranked number one on TripAdvisor for things to do in Exeter.
The Devon Tourism Awards ceremony
The award ceremony was held in the Highbullen Hotel, Umberleigh. 80 awards were presented to winners from 25 categories, including recognition for restaurants, hotels, attractions, guided tours, holiday parks and many more.
The evening was a celebration of all things ‘Devon’, with a reception that included Plymouth Gin, Sharpham brie and locally-sourced produce for the meal. Dartington Crystal made the trophies, each trophy showing a different Devon scene. Solicitor Thomas Chartres-Moore of Stephens Scown hosted the ceremony. The special guest speaker was Simon Dawson from Hidden Valley Pigs near Lynton.
150th anniversary present for RAMM
Cllr Rachel Sutton, Exeter City Council’s Lead Councillor for Economy & Culture said “This award is a wonderful 150th anniversary present for the museum. Serving all who live, work in and visit the city, the museum is Exeter’s most visited attraction. With its busy programme of exhibitions and events, it is more than the guardian of our history and heritage. Like the city itself, RAMM builds on Devon’s rich history, strives for excellence and looks to the future. I am delighted that RAMM has again received recognition for its central role in the life of the county. It is a world-class museum and has previously won Devon Tourist Awards for Access and Inclusivity, Artistic Cultural and Learning Experience and Visitor Attraction of the Year.”
The award winners
RAMM’s Development Officer Claire Bailey and Museum Assistant Rachel Wilson receive the award from Simon Gear, Director of award sponsor Accord Marketing. The special guest speaker Simon Dawson from Hidden Valley Pigs on left.