We are a finalist for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year!

The museum has reached the finals of the prestigious award for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year in the Beautiful South Awards. The award recognises small visitor attraction businesses providing truly memorable visitor experiences and demonstrating excellence across every aspect of the business.

Steph Fuller, Director and CEO of Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, said: “We’re thrilled to be shortlisted for the Best Small Visitor Attraction award. It’s a tribute to our fantastic Visitor Services Team and volunteers that we managed to maintain our outstanding visitor welcome despite all the challenges of the pandemic over the last two years.”

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft has been recognised for our work over the past two years, including #CreateToRelate, a free digital programme of workshops and events promoting wellbeing through craft, which ran across the three national lockdowns.

The nomination also acknowledges the outstanding visitor experience provided upon reopening, as well as innovative adaptations made to safely accommodate visitors during this time, such as the launch of ‘Quiet Sessions’ for extremely clinically vulnerable visitors. The museum was also recognised for the special extra touches we offer, such as our volunteer-run Dye Garden which houses a range of plants that can be used for natural dyeing,

As finalists, the museum will receive either the bronze, silver or gold award. The Beautiful South Awards are organised by Tourism South East, and the winners will be announced in April.