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And the winner is… Tramcar 245!

22 January 2016 by Sharon

people holding a 'Tram of the Year' sign by Tramcar 245

Keith Carmichael, Ron Martin and Rob Jones from MTPS and Sharon Brown from the Museum of Liverpool celebrate winning Tram of the Year

Hurrah! The Museum of Liverpool’s Tramcar 245 has been voted ‘Tram of the Year (Traditional)’ by the British Trams Online website.

We know its not the Oscars but this award, voted for by the public, is great recognition for the work done by the members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society (MTPS) on our wonderful tram.

The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, ran for six years and the majority of work was done by a group of dedicated volunteers from MTPS with support from the Museum of Liverpool and Wirral Borough Council.

Tramcar 245 received 41% of the vote, beating trams from Blackpool, Bury and London. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, your support is much appreciated.

We are very proud of this achievement and encourage you to visit the Wirral Transport Museum to see our award winner and take a ride on the Birkenhead Heritage Tramway.

Please check the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society website for opening hours and the timetable for the trams.

happy passengers on Tramcar 245

Many people have enjoyed a trip on Tramcar 245 since it was launched last year

Website shortlisted for award!

17 October 2013 by Lynn

 

Public sector communication awards shortlist badge

Here in the web team we are dead chuffed that our recently  redesigned website has been shortlisted for the UK Public Sector Communications Awards 2013.  Yay! Read more…

Strasbourg success

26 April 2013 by David Fleming

Council of Europe

The UK does badly nowadays in the Eurovision Song Contest. So, either our national musical proficiency has declined, or the UK simply isn’t everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to European voting. It is something of a special surprise then that there is one European vote that the UK has won recently – when the Museum of Liverpool was awarded the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2013. On Tuesday 23 April I was in the beautiful city of Strasbourg to collect the award, in the magnificent Palais Rohan. Read more…

Success at Tourism Awards

15 June 2012 by Sam Vaux

people holding an award

Left to right: Sam Vaux, Marketing Officer (Museum of Liverpool) with colleagues Tracey McGeagh, Director of Marketing and Communications, Janet Dugdale, Director of Museum of Liverpool, Lucy Cattell, Media Officer (Museum of Liverpool) with the Tourism Marketing Initiative of the Year award presented by PR & Marketing Manager Linda Kelly from sponsors SK Events & PR. Image (c) Ant Clausen

We were very excited this morning to return triumphant from last night’s fantastic 2012 Liverpool City Region Annual Tourism Awards, where we walked away with no less than three awards!

More than 400 guests joined the celebrations to recognise quality and excellence during a black tie ceremony hosted by local TV personality Terri Dwyer at the BT Convention Centre.

It was a glittering evening organised by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership with singing from Rare Liverpool, a dramatic opening of jaw dropping acrobatics from the Airborn Academy and The Beatles’ greatest hits from a local tribute band.

The first award we won was for the coveted Tourism Marketing Initiative of the Year Award for the Museum of Liverpool opening campaign. The second success of the night was winning the Tourism Event of the Year award for the Museum of Liverpool People’s Opening and finally NML Trading won the award for Excellence in Business Tourism. It was a huge team effort so congratulations to everyone! Read more…

Sylvia, volunteer extraordinaire, shortlisted for Merseyside Woman of the Year

18 May 2012 by Lynn

Sylvia, volunteer at the Walker

The Education team at the Walker Art Gallery are pleased to announce that their nomination for the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards has been shortlisted – none other than Sylvia Jones

Celebrating her 80th birthday this year, Sylvia continues to be an inspiration for all women who work alongside her. Sylvia is an important figure in Liverpool’s art and culture scene and has been a committed volunteer at National Museums Liverpool for the past 25 years. We were inspired to nominate Sylvia for her enthusiasm, dedication and outstanding contribution to the Walker Art Gallery Education team, inspiring all those she comes in contact with.  Read more…

World Museum needs your nominations

22 November 2011 by Sam

child having their face painted

The Telegraph family friendly award 2012 has just been launched by Kids in Museums and the Telegraph newspaper. It’s the biggest museum award in Britain and the only one judged by families, so to win would be a huge achievement.

We think that World Museum deserves a family friendly award, because there are so many activities inside for all ages. We hope that you agree – if you do then please send in a nomination! You just need to email award@kidsinmuseums.org.uk before 2 December and say why World Museum is family friendly and deserves to win. Further details about the award are on the Kids in Museums website. Read more…

The Museum of Liverpool’s got style!

13 October 2011 by Lynn

Juice logo

So, it’s official. The Museum of Liverpool’s got style. As if we didn’t know!

The museum has been nominated in The Visitor Award category at the Juice FM Style Awards.

The Style Awards are Juice FM’s annual celebration of style in Liverpool, with award categories ranging from the “Most Stylish Scouser” award to the “Lifestyle Award”.

The people of Liverpool nominated their top three in each category.

Not that we’re trying to influence you, but you can vote for the Museum of Liverpool now at: http://promo.u-loader.com/juicefm/style-awards/visitor-award.html. But be quick – voting closes on 23 October. Read more…

A gold star from Netmums!

26 July 2011 by Lisa

The nation’s Mums have spoken – World Museum is officially one of their favourite free places to take their little ones! The museum was nominated on the popular Netmums website and Mums have been voting on which places they liked best from the nominations.

We were delighted to receive a special certificate with a lovely gold star for our ‘Netmums favourite 2011’ award, which acknowledges what a great place the museum is for families to visit.

Netmums certificate

A gold star for World Museum!

Major award for the Maritime Museum

12 May 2011 by Sam

Merseyside Maritime Museum won a major award at the ‘Oscars’ of the museum world last night.

National Museums Liverpool was shortlisted to win two awards at this year’s Museum and Heritage Awards for Excellence. These awards celebrate best practice in the world of museums, galleries and heritage visitor attractions. They attract hundreds of entries which battle it out to win one of ten prestigious awards.

The Maritime Museum won in the Classic Award category and Plantastic! was shortlisted in the Temporary or Touring Exhibition category but unfortunately didn’t win the top award. Read more…

Guardian Public Services Award

25 November 2010 by Sam

members of the Education and Communities team

The partnership between National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool Primary Care Trust (PCT) and mental health centre Mary Seacole House has been recognised for the Gateway to Active Living project at this year’s Guardian Public Services Awards.

National Museums Liverpool won the Care Of Older People award for our work in making culture accessible to older people in the city. At the ceremony in London, host Jeremy Vine said: “The judges were impressed with the project for encouraging community engagement and for giving the 260 older people who visited the museum a sense of empowerment, confidence, new skills and pride.” Read more…



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