Eureka! The National Children’s Museum has been awarded silver in the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence in the Access for All category.
These prestigious national awards recognise excellence in England’s tourism industry.
Liz Smallman, Eureka!’s visitor experience director said “We are over the moon about our award, which comes as we approach the end of our three year Helping Hands project. This is fantastic recognition of our commitment to making a day out at Eureka! as playful, fun and stress-free as possible, for as many people as possible.”
Eureka!’s Helping Hands project, funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, was awarded silver in the access for all category for providing some of the best inclusive facilities the country has to offer.
The VisitEngland judges were particularly impressed by The Eureka! Story – a downloadable guide for visitors with autism and other conditions who may be hyper sensitive to sensory input, to help them prepare for a visit to the playful children’s museum.
Other winners in the Access for All Tourism award category were the Calvert Trust Exmoor in Devon, who were awarded Gold and last year’s gold winner Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool, who shared the Silver award with Eureka!