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  1. ss Great Britain and the Quality Badge Rhian Tritton Director of Museum and Educational Services ss Great Britain Trust

  2. What is ss Great Britain? • Brunel’s most famous ship, berthed in the dry dock in Bristol where she was built • Accredited museum, with collection of 45,000 objects • Registered charity • Independent, no funding from local or central government • Visitor attraction

  3. Launch 19th July 1843

  4. 19th July 1970 Arriving Home

  5. ss Great Britain: phase 1 • £11.3 million project • “Relaunch” 2005 • Ship berthed in dry dock • Ship interiors recreated, based on known facts • Museum in original dockyard building

  6. 15 awards so far, including… • Gold Winner: ALVA Best Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2007 • RIBA/Crown Estate Special Award for Conservation 2007 • The Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year 2006 • Museum and Heritage Award for Excellence 2006 - for Restoration/Conservation • South West Tourism Excellence Awards: Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2006 • Association for Heritage Interpretation: 2006 Interpret Britain and Ireland Award • Sandford Award for Heritage Education, 2008

  7. Schools

  8. Families

  9. 15 awards so far, including… • Gold Winner: ALVA Best Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2007 • RIBA/Crown Estate Special Award for Conservation 2007 • The Gulbenkian Prize for Museum of the Year 2006 • Museum and Heritage Award for Excellence 2006 - for Restoration/Conservation • South West Tourism Excellence Awards: Large Visitor Attraction of the Year 2006 • Association for Heritage Interpretation: 2006 Interpret Britain and Ireland Award • Sandford Award for Heritage Education, 2008

  10. So why bother with the Quality Badge? • Forward-thinking organisation • Award triangulation; reinforcement • Development for staff and volunteers • Counts with grant providers • Credibility with teachers

  11. The SEF: how was it for us? • Straightforward • Exposed areas for development • Team-building • Positive for volunteers

  12. Impact of having the Quality Badge • Local and regional publicity • Morale within the team and wider organisation • Impact on Trustees • Raises profile amongst other providers

  13. Contact details Rhian Tritton, Director of Museum and Educational Services 0117 9260680 07920 863432 rhiant@ssgreatbritain.org www.ssgreatbritain.org