Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has congratulated the newly opened Siege Museum in Londonderry on achieving a four-star rating under Tourism Northern Ireland’s visitor experience grading quality scheme.
Opened to the public for the first time in October, the purpose-built museum is laid out over three floors and is a permanent display of the history of the Siege of Derry and the Associated Clubs of the Apprentice Boys of Derry.
Presenting a Tourism NI four-star plaque to the museum, Jonathan Bell said: ““The presentation of the Tourism NI four star rating, gained on the first application, is an outstanding achievement and indicates the attraction is of an ‘excellent’ standard. The range of artefacts, video and interactive media, gives visitors an excellent insight into this important event in the history of Londonderry.
“In addition visitors are also afforded a tremendous opportunity to view one of the finest collections of meeting rooms used by the Loyal Orders. The Siege Museum represents a valuable and interesting addition to the tourism product already available here in the city and I have no doubt it will attract even more visitors to the North West.
“I applaud the Siege Museum for its commitment to excellence.”