Three Golds for The Tank Museum

The Museum cleaned up at the Dorset Tourism Awards.

14th October 2016

The Tank Museum won three well deserved Gold Awards at last night's Dorset Tourism Awards, held at the Museum. 

Tankfest 2016_379The first win was a Gold for Tourism Event & Festival of the Year, sponsored by Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality, awarded for 

 attracted 20,000 visitors last year, with the vast majority coming from outside Dorset. Not only has this meant vital income for The Tank Museum charity, but a significant boost for surrounding Dorset businesses, including accommodation providers, local shops and restaurants.

The second Gold was awarded for International Visitor Experience of the Year, sponsored by the Italian Villa. With popular events like Tiger Day and , as well as a close partnership with Wargaming, the Museum's international appeal has grown exponentially over the last decade. The Museum's collection also holds tanks from over 26 countries, meaning there is something to appeal to almost everyone!

The final Gold of the night was the Winner of Winners Award, sponsored by the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership. This award is to honour the overall contribution of The Tank Museum to tourism in Dorset. 

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