Melton Carnegie Museum improves score from VisitEngland

The museum has now been nominated for the national tourism body’s prestigious ‘Gold’ award

Melton Carnegie Museum

A recent inspection by VisitEngland has resulted in a strong showing for Melton Carnegie Museum.

The overall score received by the Leicestershire County Council-managed museum has risen to 90 per cent from 88 per cent, meaning it has now been nominated for the national tourism body’s prestigious ‘Gold’ award, in addition to the ‘Welcome’ accolade which it already holds.

Improvements noted were in the attraction and cleanliness areas, with the score increased for the ‘welcoming and friendly’ staff, a themed Halloween trail and interactive floor.

In the report, the inspector said: “Housed in the stunning Carnegie building, this is certainly one of Leicestershire’s ‘hidden gems’ and gives a fascinating insight into the history and industries that Melton Mowbray is famous for.”

I’m delighted that the hard work of everyone at Melton Carnegie Museum has once again been recognised by such a prestigious visitor organisation as VisitEngland.

The inspector reported being impressed with all the interactive elements offered, demonstrating how the site tells stories in different and engaging ways, and showing just how inviting and engaging the museum is for everyone.  

Other honourable mentions include the museum team taking pride in the venue by keeping it immaculate and the staff receiving a score of 100 per cent based on their ‘happy demeanour and knowledge’, as well as being ‘well-briefed and highly-trained’.

Upcoming events at Melton Carnegie Museum include Cracking Christmas, which takes place Monday 19 December to Friday 23 December. There will be festive activities from 10am to 4pm each day, including creating a ‘Santa Please Stop Here’ door hanger and a festive trail, all free of charge.

More information about Melton Carnegie Museum, is available at


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