Successful VAQAS inspection for The Ropewalk

By janetuplin |

The highly acclaimed arts centre, The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber, has again been praised in its fourth assessment for the prestigious Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS) which is managed by VisitEngland.

According to the independent assessor, who both visited and phoned the centre anonymously, The Ropewalk continues to offer “an overall very good quality visitor experience” and fully merits the award of VisitEngland’s accreditation of Quality Assured Visitor Attraction.

In the report, the assessor adds that further fine-tuning of standards in some areas would help to exceed the visitor’s expectations and raise the overall standard towards excellent.

“We are absolutely delighted that once again The Ropewalk has been recognised as giving its visitors – whether to the exhibitions, the Craft Gallery, the Museum or the Coffee Shop – such a positive experience, said The Ropewalk’s Managing Director, Liz Bennet.

“We always hope that our visitors will feel that The Ropewalk ‘experience’ is a positive one and that they will return again and again,” she said.

During the visit the assessor noted that the Craft Gallery and Coffee Shop provided high quality ancillary facilities to the museum and galleries and friendly and welcoming staff continue to be a strong point enhancing the visitor’s experience.

And recent work, funded by Arts Council England, LEADER and Ian and Mark Proudfoot, to enhance the exterior environment of the building with the resurfacing of the Promenade and the future installation of new gates and fencing, now in place, was also noted.

 

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