London Transport Museum wins Excellence Award
London Transport Museum was a double winner at the prestigious Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence presentation ceremony last night.
The Museum scooped up the award for Permanent Exhibition, which recognises innovative design and interpretation in museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions, and was also highly commended in the 'Classic' Award, which acknowledges long-term success.
Journalist and broadcaster, Simon Calder, presented the award - the industry equivalent of the Oscars - to the Museum's Chief Executive Sam Mullins at a glittering event at Church House in Westminster.
Sam Mullins said, 'These two awards demonstrate the long term success of our ambitious and innovative approach towards the development of the Museum. We are delighted that our brand new Museum has received such an accolade but it is also very rewarding to know that our work over the last ten years has also been so well received.'
Over 200,000 people have visited the Museum since it reopened on 22 November 2007 following a £22.4 million revamp. This represents an increase of almost 50% of the Museum's target for the first year of opening and nearly 100% increase on the last year of opening in 2004/05.