Down County Museum is marking 25 years membership of one of Ireland’s oldest tourism marketing groups, Heritage Island, the group representing the premier visitor attractions and heritage towns throughout the country.
The organisation represents over 90 of Ireland’s top attractions which between them are expected to attract over 14 million visits during 2017, with most visitors arriving from overseas.
Heritage Island members cover the broad spectrum of cultural and heritage attractions throughout Ireland, including historic houses, castles, museums, parks, interpretative centres, gardens, caves, distilleries, aquariums and heritage towns.
Members include iconic attractions such as The Guinness Storehouse, The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, Titanic Belfast, The Giant’s Causeway, Trinity College Old Library and Book of Kells Exhibition and Down County Museum.
Heritage Island’s Managing Director, Caroline Rice visited Down County Museum to mark the Museum’s membership and said: “There are a small number of Heritage Island attractions who have partnered with us since our beginnings in 1992, Down County Museum being one, who have spent a quarter of a century working with us to actively market their attractions.”
“We believe that Down County Museum is a Tourism Treasure and, in presenting them with a specially commissioned scroll to mark their 25 years, it’s an accolade Heritage Island are pleased to confer upon them”.
Newry Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Roisin Mulgrew added: “I am delighted that Down County Museum’s contribution to the local tourism economy has been recognised by Heritage Island.
“I would like to emphasise how vitally important the Museum and other heritage attractions are in providing memorable experiences for visitors to the area and great days out for people of all ages and interests.”