Liverpool museum group wins awards for exhibition of China's Terracotta Warriors
National Museums Liverpool (NML) collected two of the big prizes at the Liverpool City Region Tourism Awards for an exhibition titled "China's First Emperor and Terracotta Warriors."
The exhibition won the NML, a group of free museums, the Large Event of the Year and the Large Event and Tourism Experience of the Year at the ceremony which took place in Liverpool's famous Anglican cathedral.
The event is the most important for tourism in the northwestern region, with museums, galleries, hotels and attractions all bidding for honors.
In March it was announced that China's Terracotta Warriors helped Liverpool's World Museum to become the most visited English museum outside London in 2018, according to the figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA).
The 610,000 visitors to the Terracotta event rocketed World Museum up 30 places in the annual league table of British visitor attractions.
According to NML, 2018 was World Museum's busiest year with 1,416,632 visitors, a 111 percent increase on 2017. It is estimated that China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition boosted the local economy by more than 110 million U.S. dollars.