Major award for the Maritime Museum

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.

Rachel Mulhearn, director at Merseyside Maritime Museum, said:

"We are thrilled to win this award, which is like an Oscar of the museum sector. The Merseyside Maritime Museum goes from strength to strength and is now welcoming more than one million visits each year. The history of people and the sea is embedded in Liverpool’s heritage and the museum tells the epic narratives in which the city played such a central part."