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Awards

Awards Year
Sustainable Tourism Award - North East Tourism Awards - GOLD 2013
Certificate of Excellence - Trip Advisor 2013
Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award 2013
Learning Outside of the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge 2013
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - North East Tourism Awards - Silver Award 2012
Green Star Award Green Tourism Business Scheme - Highly Commended 2012
Learning Outside of the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge 2011
Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award 2011
Silver Award Sustainable Tourism. North East Tourism Awards 2011
Small Visitor Attraction of the Year. North East Tourism Awards 2010
Learning Outside of the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge 2009
Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award 2009
Gold Award Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - North East Tourism Awards 2008
The Sandford Award for Heritage Education - Heritage Education Trust 2008
Gold Award - Sustainable Tourism - North East Tourism Awards 2007
Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award 2007
Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award 2006
Silver Award - Outstanding Customer Service - North East Tourism Awards 2006
Durham Wildlife Trust Conservation Awards Rural Community winner 2005
North East England's Tourism Awards Most Welcome Experience 2005
Guardian's Family Friendly Museum Award PDF IconKidsinmuseums_Manifesto2013.pdf 2004
Northumbria Tourist Board’s Pride of Northumbria awards - Special Award to Killhope for Sustained commitment during 2001. 2002
Northumbria Tourist Board’s Pride of Northumbria awards - Special Award to Killhope as "An outstanding learning experience". 2000
Association for Industrial Archaeology President’s Award 1997
Society for the Interpretation of Britain’s Heritage "Interpret Britain" award for Park Level Mine 1997
British Telecom’s North East Museums and Galleries "Best Customer Care" award 1994
Society for the Interpretation of Britain’s Heritage "Interpret Britain" award for "Excellent Interpretative Practice" 1993
British Guild of Travel Writers "British Tourism Award" 1992
Civic Trust Award 1992
Conservation Foundation "Conservation Awards". Highly commended 1990