Chiltern Open Air Museum named as finalist in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

PUBLISHED: 15:39 30 April 2014

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Chiltern Open Air Museum at Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire, has been named as a finalist in the Small Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014.

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As a finalist Chiltern Open Air Museum now goes forward to the glittering Awards Ceremony which is being held on Monday 12 May 2014 at Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Finalists will have to wait until the Awards Ceremony to find out which award they will receive. All finalists are guaranteed to receive either a Gold, Silver, Bronze or Highly Commended Award.

Director Sue Shave said “The staff and volunteers at Chiltern Open Air Museum are delighted to be shortlisted for the Small Attraction of the Year category in the VisitEngland Awards.

“We are proud that this nomination has recognized the national significance of our collections and the fantastic visitor experience provided by our unique rescued historic buildings, beautiful Chilterns landscapes and the vision of our dedicated volunteers and staff, which have helped to create this unique visitor attraction in the heart of the South East. “

Following the Museum’s success in winning Gold in the Tourism South East Beautiful South Awards in November last year, all Gold Award winners were eligible for entry to these national prestigious awards. Chiltern Open Air Museum will be representing the best of Buckinghamshire attractions for the South East.

Peter Colling, Managing Director of Tourism South East said: “Congratulations on becoming a finalist in Visit England’s national Tourism Excellence Awards. This is such a fantastic achievement. To get to this level shows an incredible amount of hard work and dedication. I hope to be cheering you on when you win the gold at the Awards Ceremony in Cheltenham on the 12th May!”


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