Tower Bridge wins at last night's Museum + Heritage Awards

Tower Bridge wins at last night's Museum + Heritage Awards

  • Tower Bridge won the ‘Best Shop over £500k’ category at the Museum + Heritage Awards
  • Tower Bridge’s gift shop is recognised for excellence and innovation from international attractions
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Tower Bridge’s gift shop has been crowned winner at the Museums + Heritage Awards in the category of ‘Best Shop over £500k’ – the first winners in this brand-new category.

The announcement took place in the glittering setting of the Historic Staterooms of 8 Northumberland Avenue in London, where shortlisted nominees across 13 categories waited, with baited breath, to see who had been judged a winner.

Announcing the awards was the Reverend Richard Coles, known for his journalistic wit and stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Following a complete refurbishment in November 2016, Tower Bridge’s shop forms part of the historic Tower Bridge Exhibition, visited by over 800,000 visitors every year. The shop offers a selection of toys, gifts and souvenirs, from Victoria Eggs home ware featuring iconic London images, Cecily Vessey china and Martha Mitchell Designs to Jams and gin liquors by iconic British producer Wilkin and Sons and dog collars and leads by Leicestershire maker Blossom Co.

The Museums + Heritage Awards, now in their 16th year, recognise projects of excellence and innovation from galleries and visitor attractions both across the UK and overseas. 

Other nominees for the ‘Best Shop over £500k’ category included Brontë Parsonage Museum, National Museums Liverpool, Bury Art Museum and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre.

Chris Earlie, Head of Tower Bridge said:““We are delighted to have been recognised with this prestigious award, which is testament not only to the Bridge’s ever-improving retail offer, product lines, presentation and customer service but also to the substantial project which saw the shop facility completely overhauled and doubled in size in late 2016.”

Judge Bernard Donoghue said:“The entries are amazing; outstanding examples of clever, creative and provocative storytelling and partnerships with an audience”

Learn more about the full judging panel here.

Discover more about Museum + Heritage Awards here.

Learn more about the Tower Bridge Shop here.