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Mary Rose Wins GOLD at Beautiful South Awards!

The Mary Rose Museum has been awarded a coveted Gold for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Beautiful South Awards 2014.

Left to right: Peter Colling, Managing Director, Tourism South East, Representative from Take One Media (award sponsor), Paul Griffiths and Sue Judge of the Mary Rose Trust, The Awards host Rich Clarke (Heart FM Breakfast Show). Image Credit: Mary Rose Trust.


Held at the iconic Grand Brighton Hotel last night, the presentation evening celebrated the elite visitor experiences across the South and South East of England and recognised their outstanding contribution to the tourism industry.


Established over 20 years ago, The Beautiful South Awards help drive ambition and raise standards throughout the region rewarding excellence, quality, innovation and customer service.  As a recipient of this prestigious accolade, The Mary Rose Museum is now invited to champion the South East at the national VisitEngland awards in 2015.


Commenting on the awards, Peter Colling, Managing Director of Tourism South East, said, “Every year the Beautiful South Awards are a reminder of the amazing wealth of fantastic tourism businesses and experiences South East of England has to offer. And this year the overall standard of entries was higher than ever making it extremely tough for the judges. The winners truly are the best of the best and a match for any in the country. We are now looking forward to our winners taking the spoils at Visit England’s National Tourism Excellence Awards.”


The Mary Rose Museum has welcomed 400, 000 visitors this year.


Paul Griffiths, Head of Operations at The Mary Rose Trust said We are absolutely delighted to have won this award, it has been a wonderful year for the Mary Rose Museum and the City of Portsmouth and this award is an amazing end to the year.  We have an exceptional and dedicated team of staff and volunteers at the Mary Rose Trust and this award is testament to all their hard work.


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