The National Coal Mining Museum beats off Eden Project and London Dungeons to be selected as a finalist for ‘Tourist Attraction of the Year’ in Staycation Awards

The National Coal Mining Museum has been selected as one of four finalists for 'Tourist Attraction of the Year' in The I Paper Staycation Awards 2019, in association with The four finalists are the National Coal Mining Museum for England in Yorkshire, Strawberry Field in Liverpool, The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent and Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. The museum was originally nominated by Katy Bryan from Wakefield to join an impressive long list of attractions which also included Eden Project, Bletchley Park and London Dungeons who were not selected as finalists. The winner will be announced by The One Show and Countryfile presenter, Matt Baker atThe i Staycation Awards on Thursday 21st November at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London.

Jenny Layfield, Museum Director said ‘We are thrilled to have been recognised nationally as one of the best days out for families on a staycation. We’re incredibly proud of what we have to offer our visitors, being the only place in England that gives you the opportunity to travel 140m underground accompanied by our former miners who know the industry inside-out. Our entertaining and informative tours combined with the 14 galleries spread over 45 acres guarantees a great day out for all members of the family.’

Last month the National Coal Mining Museum was voted by the public as the best Indoor Attraction in Yorkshire in a competition that saw more than 13,000 people vote for their favourite attraction. This year the museum has completely refurbished its main gallery, shop and visitor welcome with further improvements scheduled for 2020.

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