Jersey attractions win national recognition
THREE of the Island’s visitor attractions have been recognised in a national award scheme run by the English tourist board VisitEngland.
The Jersey Museum, La Hougue Bie and Hamptonne were the only Channel Islands sites to feature in the organisation’s 2018 Attraction Accolades scheme, which is run on their behalf by the Automobile Association.
Jersey Museum won ‘gold’, the highest award on offer, while the other two Heritage-run facilities were recognised under the ‘hidden gem’ category.
Jersey Heritage’s director of curation and experience, Louise Downie, said the awards were testament to the ‘hard work’ of staff at the attractions and also to the work that goes on behind the scenes in the wider Jersey Heritage team.
‘We are delighted to receive the three awards, which pay tribute to the hard work carried out by the Jersey Heritage team – both front of house and behind the scenes – to create a wonderful visitor experience at Jersey Museum, Hamptonne and La Hougue Bie,’ she said. ‘The awards are a great start to the year and a boost for everyone ahead of the forthcoming season.’
VisitEngland said that the award scheme was ‘designed to celebrate excellence within the visitor attraction sector’ and to showcase places that ‘go the extra mile to provide a high-quality day out, whether through a warm welcome, an engaging story, a delicious lunch or the overall visitor experience’.