South West Tourism Awards Success
2 February 2018
RAMM have been awarded two Bronzes in the 2017/18 South West Tourism Excellence Awards; Large Attraction of the Year and Access and Inclusivity.
Councillor Rachel Sutton, Portfolio Holder for Economy and Culture said “We are absolutely thrilled to win Bronzes at the South West Tourism Awards for both Large Attraction and for Access and Inclusivity. We work hard to make the museum a safe place for people to find their voice, learn skills and build confidence. We aim to ensure that the galleries are accessible to all and actively support access to the city’s collections with a wide range of innovative activities. Artistic workshops, culture cafes, family activities, learning courses, discussions, object-handling sessions, performance events , storytelling all aim to make a real difference to people’s lives. RAMM is Home to a Million Thoughts and we hope this award will encourage more people to visit Exeter’s museum and add their perspectives.”
The award ceremony was held in the Arena at the Riviera International Conference Centre on Thursday 1 February. This year’s awards event was hosted by BBC news presenter Victoria Graham, with an inspiring opening address by travel journalist and Chair of Family Holiday Association Alison Rice. With 451 people booked, it was the biggest annual regional gathering of South West tourism businesses, with 123 different awards presented following a rigorous judging process in which a record 647 entries were considered.
Winners were spread across the whole region from the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall in the west to Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire in the east, and from Devon in the south to Somerset, Bristol, Bath and Gloucestershire in the north.
The full list of winners and highly commended is available on the South West Tourism Awards Website.
Exeter’s Award Winning Museum
The South West Tourism Excellence Awards follows on from the Devon Tourism Awards where RAMM won the following:
Gold for Large Attraction of the Year
Silver for Access and Inclusivity
Bronze for Artistic, Cultural and Learning Experience
In 2017, RAMM also won the following awards:
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017