MUSEUM staff have been praised for providing an outstanding customer experience and hosting an impressive range of exhibits.
Rutland County Museum has been accredited by Visit England as a quality assured visitor attraction.
The museum, in Catmos Street, Oakham, has archaeological exhibits, rural displays and a crime and punishment exhibition with the only surviving New Drop gallows in England.
It also hosts live music, comedy and drama events in the Live@TheMuseum series.
The award is granted by impartial assessors who analyse all aspects of the visitor experience from customer service to the standard of information and quality of activities.
Rutland County Council leader, Roger Begy, received the award this week.
He said: “This is a great achievement for the museum. It means we have a national accreditation, which shows we have a high standard of facilities and customer service.”