D.H. Lawrence Heritage named ‘Team of the Year’
Eastwood’s D.H. Lawrence Heritage were named ‘Team of the Year’ at Experience Nottinghamshire’s STARS awards last week.
D.H. Lawrence Heritage, which is based across the two highly acclaimed sites, received the accolade at a prestigious black tie event on Thursday 24 October. The STARS awards celebrate the best of Nottinghamshire’s tourism, hospitality, leisure and culture.
As well as the accolade of ‘Team of the Year’, D.H. Lawrence Heritage’s Heritage Services Manager, Claire Purdy received the Runners Up Award for ‘Outstanding Young Manager of the Year’.
Cabinet member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Ian Tyler said: “Broxtowe Borough Council is delighted that D.H. Lawrence Heritage has been named Team of the Year, which is a real credit to the hard work of the D.H. Lawrence Heritage team.”
“These awards follow a successful year for D.H. Lawrence Heritage, having recently received an ‘Excellent’ rating for the first time at their annual Visit England accreditation assessment.”
The STARS judging panel accessed the team across a comprehensive set of questions, including explaining what particular skills they bring to the industry and examples of effective team work, as well as carrying out interviews to aid in their decision making.
The D.H. Lawrence Heritage team includes two Heritage Services Managers (jobshare); two Museum and Collections Officers (job-share); two Senior Heritage Assistants; a part-time Clerical Assistant; four part-time Heritage Assistants, three casual Heritage Assistants, two part-time cleaners and more recently the addition of volunteers.
D.H. Lawrence Heritage, is based around two highly-acclaimed sites which include the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre nearby.
Visitors to the attraction can enjoy guided museum tours exploring the childhood of the writer D.H. Lawrence, following his story room by room in the Victorian miner’s cottage he grew up in. While at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre nearby the permanent exhibition explores daily life for the Lawrence’s as aspects of this work including his most famous novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
The attraction brings together a museum, heritage centre, gift shop, art gallery, meeting room facility, civil wedding venue and The D.H. Lawrence Bistro. Visitors can also enjoy the Blue Line Trail, a three-mile, self-guided walk around the writer D.H. Lawrence’s hometown of Eastwood.
D.H. Lawrence Heritage is open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) from 10.00am, until 4.00pm. The Museum opens at 11.00am with timed tours throughout the day. The D.H. Lawrence Bistro, at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00am.
For more information please contact the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre on 01773 717 353, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.dhlawrenceheritage.org,‘like’ D.H.Lawrence Heritage on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dhlawrenceheritage and follow @dhlheritage on twitter.