One of Drumheller's most popular tourist attractions is recieving international acclaim.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum has earned the top spot in a list of the top culutral attractions in Alberta by a British tour publication.

The goal of our initiatives is to raise the profile of Drumheller as that go-to destination within the province and that there are lots of things to see and do here," said Carrie Lunde, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. "We can be that hook to get people here and then encourage that longer stay."

Starting on May 15 the Royal Tyrrell Museum will be open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m until 9:00 p.m.

"We've been trying to increase our tourists from the UK and we've been getting some really good coverage through partnerships with Travel Alberta," explained Lunde. "They do these partnership programs where they bring visiting media out to the museum and they cover pieces. This wasn't one of them, but just that we're getting that reptation abroad of being this go-to destination is fantastic."

"In a couple of weeks we have the new exhibit opening, the switch to summer hours and then our spring program starts, so it is a very busy time," she added. "We also have Home School Day on May 19."

The museum's newest exhibit is scheduled to open on May 12.

Students enrolled in home school programs can visit the Tyrrell for free on May 19.

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