Newtongrange-based museum picks up national award

National Mining Museum Scotland winning 'Best Visitor Experience' at the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions annual conference.'From Left to Right: Gillian Rankin(National Mining Museum, Winner), Bob Downie(The Royal Yacht Britannia, Judge)

National Mining Museum Scotland winning 'Best Visitor Experience' at the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions annual conference.'From Left to Right: Gillian Rankin(National Mining Museum, Winner), Bob Downie(The Royal Yacht Britannia, Judge)

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The Newtongrange-based National Mining Museum Scotland has been named winner of Scotland’s “Best Visitor Experience 2013” award.

The tourist attraction picked up its award at the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions’s annual conference last week.

Entries were received from attractions across Scotland, all of whom were then visited by the judges to see if they were delivering what they promised in their entry forms.

Robin Robertson, visitor services manager at National Mining Museum Scotland, was delighted to pick up the award for the second time.

He said: “As the only National Mining Museum for Scotland, we have a responsibility to provide an outstanding visitor experience for all ages that is informative, innovative, educational and most of all hugely enjoyable.

“Since first winning this award in 2009, the museum has not been complacent. That win has inspired us to look at everything we do, and make it better.”

Read more in the November 21 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.