Gold again for the Maritime Museum

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29 October — 31 December 2008

The Maritime Museum was named Large Visitor Attraction of the Year for the second year running, at a glittering ceremony held at the Headland Hotel in Newquay.

Gold again for the Maritime Museum

Team GB brought back over 150 medals from this year's Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing and we've just added to the hoard with another gold at this year's Cornwall Tourism Awards.

The Museum was named Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at a glittering ceremony held at the Headland Hotel in Newquay.

This is the second consecutive year that the Museum has won gold at the awards ceremony, the first time a visitor attraction has won gold two years in a row.

The Museum has also been named as a finalist in the prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards, the winners of which will be announced at a ceremony to be held on 24 November in Somerset.

Museum Director Jonathan Griffin said: "After having our busiest summer ever this really is the icing on the cake. Obviously everyone at the museum is delighted to have won this award for the second consecutive year. The running of the Museum is very much a team effort. Without the commitment of our staff and volunteers we wouldn't be the success that we are today."

Falmouth Town Mayor Mike Varney congratulated the Museum saying: "Two golds, for the Maritime Museum and Trebah Gardens, as well as one silver and four bronzes for other businesses in the Falmouth area reads like the British Olympic results and reminds us just how important Falmouth is for tourism in Cornwall. It is a testament to the hard work of the people concerned and reflects the determination of the businesses to work together to make Falmouth one of the county's premier tourism destinations."