Charnwood Museum is one of the most visited free attractions in the East Midlands according to Visit Britain.
The museum in Loughborough, run by Charnwood Borough Council, was the 11th most popular free attraction in 2018 with nearly 45,000 visitors.
Cllr Jenny Bokor, the council’s lead member for Loughborough, said: “It is fantastic to see that Charnwood Museum continues to punch above its weight when it comes to delivering fantastic exhibitions, events and talks to the local community.
“The museum is a great place to visit for all the family and is situated in the award-winning Queens Park along with the Carillon. Congratulations to the team for all their hard work and efforts to make the museum such an enjoyable place to visit across Loughborough, Charnwood and the East Midlands as a whole.”
The museum has an excellent record of working with schools and the local community, which resulted in them winning the community engagement award at the NUS National Green Impact Awards last year. The award recognised teams who have engaged people in activities focused around sustainability.
While the museum is owned and operated by the borough Council, the exhibits are provided by Leicestershire County Council.
Visit Britain is the national tourism agency that aims to build the countries tourism product and raise Britain’s profile worldwide. Each year, they invite visitor attractions nationwide to take part in an annual survey, recording visitor numbers alongside key information like entrance fees and visitor profiles.
The full top 20 for both free and paid attractions in the East Midlands can be found on the Visit Britain website: www.visitbritain.org/annual-survey-visits-visitor-attractions-latest-results.
Charnwood Museum is located in Queen’s Park, Loughborough. For information about the museum opening times and events visit: www.charnwood.gov.uk/charnwood_museum.