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ICE’s Infrastructure Learning Hub wins top tourism award

12 February 2019

Free, interactive exhibitions at the Hub give visitors a creative way to learn about how civil engineering affects all parts of society.

ICE’s Infrastructure Learning Hub wins top tourism award

Tourism agency VisitEngland has awarded ICE’s Infrastructure Learning Hub (ILH) at One Great George Street an accolade for Best Told Story.

It was one of 76 attractions that received awards based on the score they obtained after their VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme assessment in 2018.

This is the second VisitEngland award for the ILH, which was recognised as a 'Hidden Gem' visitor attraction last year.

The Hub is a free learning centre that allows visitors to learn about global engineering achievements and the people behind them. It was home to the Invisible Superheroes exhibition during the year it was assessed.

The Invisible Superheroes exhibition focuses on the unsung heroes behind some of the world’s most amazing engineering projects. It was launched to mark ICE’s 200th anniversary in 2018 and closes later this month to make way for a new exhibition on water engineering.

“It is really fantastic to see these accolades recognising the work of those employees, managers and owners who make sure that all who pass through their doors have a truly memorable experience,” said Visit England Director Andrew Stokes.

Other visitor attractions to receive the Best Told Story Accolade this year include the King Richard III Visitor Centre and National Space Centre, both in Leicester, the Mersey Tunnel Tours in Liverpool, and the Oxford Official Walking Tours.

The new exhibition, Water: From Source to Tap, opens in the Infrastructure Learning Hub on World Water Day on 22 March.

Featuring a new set of superheroes, ICE will take visitors on another engineering adventure from providing clean drinking water to fighting fatbergs and flooding.

  • Anh Nguyen, content strategy manager at ICE