Recognition for DH Lawrence Heritage

Eastwood’s DH Lawrence Heritage has received both national and local recognition for its high standards of service.

The attraction is not only in the running for three awards at this year’s ‘Experience Nottinghamshire’s STARS’ awards but has also just received an ‘excellent’ rating from VisitEngland for the first time.

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The centre has been shortlisted in three categories at this year’s Nottinghamshire STARS awards, which celebrate the best of Nottinghamshire’s tourism, hospitality, leisure and culture.

The categories are Team of the Year, Best Visitor Attraction and Outstanding Young Manager for Claire Purdy, the heritage services chief.

Members of the DH Lawrence Heritage team will be attending the prestigious black tie event on October 24 to discover if they can continue their success from last year when they walked away with the title ‘Best Visitor Attraction’.

Following on from this success, the attraction has also been given an overall rating of ‘excellent’ for the first time at their annual VisitEngland accreditation assessment.

The assessor described the guided tour of the DH Lawrence Birthplace museum as ‘amongst the best they have seen’.

DH Lawrence Heritage has been a part of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) for almost ten years, since 2004, but this is the first time it has received the highest level of the award.

Broxtowe Borough Council’s cabinet member for arts, culture and leisure, Cllr Ian Tyler, said: “The council is thrilled that DH Lawrence Heritage has been given both national and local recognition for the high standards of service. This is a real credit to the hard work of the team and for the experience the attraction offers.

“I’m extremely delighted to be able to announce that the DH Lawrence Heritage Centre and Birthplace Museum has been accredited in this way.”