The museum has been named Best Small Visitor Attraction in the Enjoy England Awards for Excellence 2010, beating Oakham Treasures in Bristol and Harrogate’s Ripley Castle to secure the accolade.
The museum was named Best Small Visitor Attraction in last year’s Heart of England Excellence Awards – a scheme celebrating the best tourist attractions in the region.
Two years ago it was named the third best free tourist attraction in Europe by TripAdvisor, behind the Pantheon in Rome and the National Gallery in London.
Cllr Martin Mullaney, Chair of the Birmingham Cultural Partnership, said: “This is a richly deserved award. The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter truly is one of Birmingham’s real gems and deserves this high profile national award. Our industrial and cultural heritage will play a key part in our final City of Culture bid and this wonderful museum brilliantly showcases Birmingham’s renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage.”
(Reminder: The Jewellery Museum will be making a presentation at the JQA Breakfast on19th August – (Members only).