The Millicent Living History Museum has been recognised as a highlight of tourism in the South East taking out the 2014 South Australian Regional Award for Tourism, Limestone Coast region.
Run by Brand South Australia the Regional Awards recognise the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have made significant contributions to regional South Australia. First established in 1960 the Millicent Museum is now home to a rich and varied collection of local history items as well as extensive collections of horse drawn vehicles and costume dating from around 1800 to the 1970s. The Museum occupies a prominent position in the town, co-located with the Visitor Information Centre, and is a great drawcard for visitors to the South East.
Other museums also featured in the awards this year. Steamtown Heritage Rail Centre won the Tourism category for the Yorke and Mid North Region, while the Whyalla Visitor Centre, which is combined with the Whyalla Maritime Museum, was a finalist in the Tourism category for the Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula region.
In announcing the awards the Minister for Regional Development, Geoff Brock, said that 'the awards serve to reward and provide a standard of excellence within regional South Australia in all sectors incuding arts, food, wine and tourism. They are a vital tool in recognising the achievements made by dedicated and passionate individuals, businesses and groups in all of South Australia's regions'.