Tiverton Museum wins runner up award in Primary Times Reader Star Awards

Tiverton Museum wins runner up award in Primary Times Reader Star Awards - Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life

By: Tiverton Museum
Added: 20 November 2017

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life is Runner Up in the Favourite Museum or Historical Attraction Category in the prestigious Primary Times Reader Star Awards 2017!

EACH year the interest in the Primary Times Reader Star Awards continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Over the last couple of months, the highest recorded number of Primary Times readers voted for their favourite family friendly places and people in the area, in a specially designed online survey.

The awards are distinctive in nature, due to their authenticity. They are chosen, organically, by the readers of Primary Times, namely local families with primary school aged children.

Local families were informed of the questionnaire in Primary Times, a family friendly magazine that is delivered to primary schools across Devon. With a distribution of 59,000 copies the magazine reaches over 300 primary schools in the county. Parents of children aged 4 to 11 across Devon cast their nominations in an online survey on the Primary Times website - www.primarytimes.net

Winning an award is quite an accolade and many award winners and runners-up display their certificates proudly at their venues and on their promotional material.

There were 8 different categories asking readers for their favourite: family attraction; family eating place; indoor play or activity centre; outdoor activity centre; museum or historical attraction; sports venue; party venue or entertainer; theatre or arts centre.

One tightly fought-after category was that of favourite Museum or Historical Attraction and it was certainly interesting to read the broad spectrum of answers. Yet, the interesting artefacts, exhibits, historical stories and various family events contributed to Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life securing the Runner Up place in the Museum and Historical Attraction group.

Pippa Griffith, Director of Tiverton Museum, says ‘Everyone at the museum is elated with this accolade. We are passionate about welcoming visitors of all ages to the museum, and are especially pleased that we have been nominated for this award by local families who enjoy visiting us.’

Linda Edwards, Publishing Editor at Primary Times said: “We are thrilled with the extraordinary response to this year’s Reader Star Award survey and we’d like to say a massive thank you to all the readers who took part. The results are sure to help other local families decide what to do and where to go. Each individual category winner and runner up deserves worthy recognition, as they are clearly offering something that our readers want.”