Dorset Tourism Award Winners

Tank Museum team member wins ‘Unsung Hero’ award at the Dorset Tourism Awards.

Head of Visitor Experience at The Tank Museum, Rosanna Dean, was recognised as an ‘Unsung Hero’ at The Dorset Tourism Awards for revolutionising the events programme and championing accessibility.

Chief Operating Officer Simon Prager said, “Rosanna has had a huge impact on the quality of our visitor experience and the range of activities and events we offer. We are very proud of the journey she has been on, and we are equally proud that the Dorset Tourism Awards recognised this.”

Rosanna Dean Tank Museum team member with TANKFEST clipboad in front of tank.
'Unsung Hero' Award Winner, Rosanna Dean.
tank museum team members in evening dress receiving award.
The Museum team, Rosanna Dean, Simon Prager, Nik Wyness and Chris van Schaardenburgh receives one of the Museum's 5 awards at the ceremony.

Rosanna joined the Museum as Events Manager in 2018 and helped reinvent how Dorset’s largest indoor attraction engages with its visitors. Rosanna drove innovations with the Museum’s largest fundraising event, TANKFEST, including adding “Tank TV” on site so that spectators could see the tanks in action from different angles on the big screen.

Rosanna also fostered The Tank Museum’s accessibility programmes and created a wellbeing event in collaboration with the Dorset Armed Forces Covenant and the NHS to help reduce the stigma around mental health.

The Tank Museum also bagged silver awards for Tourism Event of the Year for TANKFEST, Business Events Venue and Large Visitor Attraction and a bronze award as an Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Venue.

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