Following the well-publicised £6m refurbishment and extension project which opened in April 2014, the Haynes International Motor Museum is again celebrating award success. Readers may recall that in November 2014 the museum was the proud recipient of the prestigious International Historic Motoring Award for “Museum or Collection of the Year”. On Thursday 21st May the museum was again in the spotlight, this time at the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) South West Awards, held at the Marriot Hotel, Bristol City Centre.
Against incredibly stiff competition from other tourism and leisure venues in the South West region, including Lanhydrock, River Cottage and Westonbirt Arboretum, the Somerset based museum was presented with the winner’s trophy. The judges “were impressed by the strategic thinking and careful design and delivery of the next evolution of this very well loved and increasingly popular attraction.”
The award was presented to Museum Trustee Chris Haynes and Director of Boon Brown Architects, Craig Jones by the evening’s host Alex Lovell, BBC presenter.Chris Haynes was delighted with the award and commented: “The project has brought more tourism and business to the area and therefore has had a really positive impact on local employment”. Marc Haynes, CEO of the museum added “We have now put in place the facilities and infrastructure for the museum and the supporting commercial enterprises, including a greatly improved conference and hospitality offering, to significantly help further growth over the next decade and beyond.”
For more details please visit their website www.haynesmotormuseum.com