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Dorset County Museum have proudly announced that they have received a certificate of excellence award for the third year in a row.

Issued by Trip Advisor, the award is presented to those who demonstrate superior customer service and have great reviews. As one of the world’s biggest travel websites, the certificate is one that is highly regarded throughout the industry, and one which will be recognised by those renting holiday cottages in Dorset.

Organisations deserving of an award are chosen by a proprietary algorithm, which takes into consideration the quality and quantity of the reviews given to an attraction, as submitted by holidaymakers in the last twelve months. In order to qualify for the award, an attraction must also have four or more stars, with a minimum number of reviews.

Recognising the best in travel and tourism

Dorset County Museum is currently the seventh top thing to do or visit while in Dorchester, which is an achievement that the staff at the attraction are very proud of.

Jon Murden, the director of the Museum told the Dorset Echo: “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by your customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence in the Museum and our continued commitment to excellence.”

This follows the recent good news that the museum is to be provided with £10.3 million of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money will be used to improve the museum’s facilities and will include a new state of the art learning centre and additional storage facilities.

Almost 50,000 people visit the Dorset County Museum every year, although with its recent achievements, and the plans to improve the facilities with the recently awarded funding, it will be sure to attract even more people through its doors in 2015.