Glasgow’s most popular visitor attraction has been nominated for yet another award but it needs your help to get to the final vote. Riverside is through to the semi-finals of The National Lottery Awards 2012 and needs your votes to make the finals later this year.
Riverside is one of ten projects to make it through to the semi-finals in the Best Heritage Project category of The National Lottery Awards. The Awards are an annual search to find the UK’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, and they recognise and celebrate the difference that Lottery-funded projects make to communities across the UK.
You can vote for Riverside at www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards/heritage
, via Facebook or by calling 0844 836 9718.
The £74 million museum has become Glasgow’s most popular attraction with more than 1.5 million people visiting in the first 12 months.
The winning project in each category will receive national recognition on a star-studded BBC One TV show in early November and, in addition to the Lottery funding they have already received, will receive a £2,000 cash prize to spend on their project.
Since it opened Riverside has won the Micheletti Award Winner for Best Science, Technical, Industrial Museum by the European Museum Academy; won for Outstanding Achievement at the Glasgow City Council Flourish Awards 2012; was named Best customer experience at the Scottish Digital Business Awards 2012; won the Best Engineering design at the Scottish Design Awards 2012 and was named Scotland's Favourite Visitor Attraction by the Scottish Entertainment Guide Awards 2012.
The Riverside Museum houses more than 3,000 exhibits, in over 150 interactive displays. From massive steam locomotives, to the recreation of a city street during the 1900s, the Zaha Hadid designed building provides a stunning backdrop to showcase the innovation and ambition of what was the ‘Second City of the Empire’.
Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life said: “Riverside has enjoyed a stunning first year, welcoming over 1.5 million visitors and winning a string of accolades for the innovative museum displays and the breathtaking building design. To be named Best Heritage Project by people from all across the UK would be a wonderful way to end 2012 but we need your help to do it.”