First The Good News
We have won a Visit England 2019 Welcome Accolade
Newark Air Museum has won a 2019 Visitor Attraction Accolade in the Welcome category, which recognises that the museum is one of the outstanding visitor experiences on offer across the country.
The museum’s Award follows a VAQAS (Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme)
assessment last autumn and was based on the score the museum gained during a secret
visit by the VisitEngland assessor.
This Award was one of only six (6) made this year in the East Midlands and of seventy
three (73) across the country
The following statement was issued by VisitEngland Director Andrew Stokes:
“England’s attractions provide visitors with amazing experiences and these accolades
recognise the outstanding customer service and quality on offer across the country.”
He continued, “From Best Told Story interpretation to Hidden Gem and overall Gold, these accolades show that there is an attraction capable of capturing everyone’s imagination creating lasting memories and spreading the economic benefits from tourism.”
In conclusion, “The 73 attractions are being recognised as a result of the exceptional
experience they provide visitors from story-
Howard Heeley responded on behalf of the museum trustees. “We are honoured to have been recognised in this way by VisitEngland. This Accolade is a tribute to all of the hard work put in by the museum members and our staff, each and every day the we are open to the public; well done to all of them!”
Opening times; 10am to 5pm; last admission 4pm.
Full event details and exhibit lists can be found on the News & Information page of the museum website:
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