- Jun. 21, 2011 - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, U.K. --
The Falstaff Experience Tudor World has beaten off illustrious competition to claim the Chiltern Railways Attraction of the Year Award. The independent museum receives no funding and is owned and run by husband and wife team, John and Janet Ford. The Fords took over the Falstaff Experience in 2007 and since taking over have re-invented the museum by creating Tudor World. Their ownership of the museum has preserved the historic Shrieve's House, an important part of the history and architecture of Stratford. The museum delights visitors young and old alike and unlike many museums opens in the evenings. By day visitors enjoy Tudor World, the exhibits recreating the sights, sounds and smells of Tudor England. By night the museum comes alive. The building described by Horrible Histories author Terry Deary as the most haunted in England hosts Lantern Lit Ghost Tours every night of the week. In 2004 the museum was featured on 'Most Haunted Live'. The museum also offers a unique range of events and a comprehensive education package. A keen subscriber to the 'Kids In Museums' Manifesto the Falstaff Experience is always keen to engage visitors with history and relies on its huge cast of characters to bring the museum to life. A full list of events can be found at www.falstaffexperience.co.uk .The museum can also be followed on twitter @falstaffstudors.
Janet Ford said "This award is fantastic. We would like to say thank you to all the people at Chiltern Railways and all the people who voted for us. We are passionate about history and through the museum we hope to inspire others to share our passion. This award certainly indicates that we are doing that. Stratford is a perfect place to visit for a long weekend and the great offers to be found in Chiltern Railways 2FOR1 Brochure will hopefully see record visitor numbers in the town. In times of recession value for money is so important and by creating affordable days out for the family Chiltern Railways are doing a great service. With this in mind we have planned a full program of events for 2011 including; Henry VIII 520th Birthday Celebrations at the end of June, the 'Tudor Olympics' this summer and 'The March of the Plague Doctor' for Halloween."
For more information contact
Events and Engagement Manager
The Falstaff Experience
Stratford upon Avon
01789 298 070