Kiplin Hall has shared the successes it has celebrated as a result of winning a Museums + Heritage Award in 2022.

The Grade I listed historic house at Kiplin in North Yorkshire jointly won the Marketing + Communications Campaign of the Year Award for its entry ‘Kiplin Hall and Gardens Kiplin goes local’, alongside Imperial War Museums.

The location was also Highly Commended in the Cafe or Restaurant of the Year award category.

Samantha Jennings, Marketing and Communications Office at Kiplin Hall, said the team were “very excited to be shortlisted alongside giants in the museum world” ahead of their win last year.

Jennings said winning the award “has set in motion a huge wave at Kiplin Hall and Gardens; one which we are very happy to ride on.

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“As well as initial interest with local and regional press following the win, the story has also gained longer-term coverage in heritage industry and special interest press. Our work has been featured as a case study on the Association of Independent Museums website, and news features with Historic Houses and Museum Development Yorkshire.”

The Hall’s marketing officer attracted the attention of the Women’s Institute, Jennings said, and was featured as an inspiring member over a 3-page spread in WI Life magazine for her work at Kiplin and volunteering with the Women’s Institute.

Jennings said the win has “provided us a greater status in local and regional museum networks, as well as providing a boost to staff morale and a sense of recognition for their hard work.”

The judges said Kiplin Hall had secured the win with “its impressive results which saw an audience growth of 65%. It was a think-local campaign which showed real flair, creativity and commitment. “

The Museums +Heritage Awards are now open for entries ahead of a glittering ceremony later this year. To enter, and for more details, see the Museums + Heritage Awards website.

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