Temora Aviation Museum is thrilled with their success at the 2009 NSW Tourism Awards.

At a Gala Awards Dinner in Sydney last night the Museum took out the Gold Award for Best in Heritage and Cultural Tourism for the second year in a row. In his acceptance speech, Museum Chief Executive, Kenny Love said “This has been a year in which the Museum team has experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The tragic loss of one of our founding Board Members in January followed by the success of returning the RAAF Sabre to flight has made for a challenging year.”

The Temora Aviation Museum also received a Bronze Award in the category of Best Tourist Attraction. Museum Founder, David Lowy said “I am very proud of the team at Temora. We have achieved great success this year. The Museum is about recognising the efforts of the men and women who served and fought in defence of Australia and it is our mission to ensure this part of our heritage and culture is never forgotten.”

The Temora Aviation Museum will now proceed to the National Awards and compete against Heritage and Cultural category winners from around Australia. The Australian Tourism Awards will be held in Tasmania in February.