Manchester’s ‘hidden gems’ win top accolades

Need we say what speaks for itself? Manchester is THE place to visit in England as proven at the VisitEngland Awards Ceremony.

Some of the city’s best attractions, labelled as ‘hidden gems’, have received accolades at the awards ceremony with the Robinson’s Brewery Visitors Centre and the Greater Manchester Police Museum (GMPM) both making it onto the list along with 57 others.

Situated in Stockport, Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre has been awarded the VisitEngland Gold award, whilst GMPM in the city centre grabbed the Hidden Gem award. Winners of the Hidden Gem honour, Rochdale’s Pioneers Museum, was recognised for its work in celebrating the birthplace of the modern co-operative movement. Jenny Mabbott, the museum’s manager, said that the award was a great boost.

“We re-opened in 2012 following redevelopment and we are looking to build on that all the time,” Mabbott added.

The awards ceremony celebrates tourist attractions in the North West and awards are offered to attractions that are part of the Visitor Attractions Quality Scheme.

The Fusilier Museum in Bury, which tells the story of three centuries worth of history and heritage of soldiers in the regiments, was also honoured with the Best Told Story award.

In total, the range of awards on offer included the Welcome accolade, Hidden Gem, Best Told Story, Quality Cafe and Gold award. The region has been acknowledged as one of the best tourist hot-spots in England.

Chief Executive of VisitEngland James Berresford said: “These accolades recognise the wonderful and innovative ways attractions in England are going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure people enjoy their visit, from a warm welcome, to high-quality food and drink or capturing the imagination with creative experiences.”

Manchester is markedly not only a place with some of the best tourist attractions in England but also in the world as the city pulls in excess of 936,000 visitors from across the globe year by year.

 

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