Bantock House Museum has been given the seal of approval by TripAdvisor.

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The popular historic house has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award, given to sites that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews at Type=links;Linkid=3515;Title=TripAdvisor;Target=_blank;.

To receive the award, attractions must meet a range of criteria, including maintaining an overall rating of 4 out of 5.

Councillor Elias Mattu, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, said: "This is great news for Bantock House Museum and shows how highly regarded it is by visitors.

"Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a great accolade for all the staff and volunteers who work hard to make Bantock House such a fantastic attraction, and I'd like to thank all the visitors who have sung its praises on TripAdvisor."

Sites awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world, and earlier this month Wolverhampton's West Park was also given the accolade.

Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business, said: "TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional sites for consistent excellence.

"The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most - their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience."

Built as a Georgian farmhouse in the 1730s, the building that today is Bantock House Museum was originally known as New Merridale Farm. Following the addition of a major extension in the early 1800s it was renamed Merridale House to reflect its grander appearance.

The Bantock family took up residence in 1864 and after they bequeathed it to the people of Wolverhampton, it was renamed Bantock House when it opened as a museum in 1948.

  • released: Thursday 19 June, 2014