Beamish employee wins top tourism award


Beamish is a world-famous open-air museum in County Durham.

The museum tells the story of life in the North East during the 1820s, 1900s and 1940s. Beamish covers 300 acres of the beautiful Durham countryside and has a great range of things to see and do for all ages.

Matthew Henderson who works at the museum as an engagement and participation team assistant was recently awarded the winner of VisitEngland’s Tourism Superstar 2015 with a record number of votes pushing him to the top.

The 20-year-old who loves working at the museum was nominated for the award by visit county Durham after winning a previous Tourism Superstar award in 2014.

Matthew will receive his trophy at VisitEngland’s prestigious Awards for Excellence at the Sage in Gateshead in May.

Ken, one of the volunteers at Beamish said: “because we don’t stand still because we’re always improving and bringing new attractions in, the visitors keep coming back and Matthew deserved to win that award.”

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