BRIXHAM Heritage Museum is one of Britain's best museums for its range of child friendly activities.
The little museum was placed in the top six in the Telegraph National 'Family Friendly Museum' Award for the second year running.
Lesley Smith, the museum administrator, said being placed in the top list in the first year had been surprising but to receive the accolade a second time in as many years was astonishing.
She said: "We managed to reach the top six last year which was surprising considering we were a very small minnow in a very big ocean of national museums, and after even greater efforts to offer something for everybody, we find to our great delight that we have managed it again this year."
The museum and its raft of activities for young and old alike will now be road tested by a mystery customer throughout the summer.
The best museum in the land will then be announced in the autumn.
Mrs Smith said: "We will continue to offer our usual friendly welcome to our visitors with a few new attractions since last year, such as the opportunity for children of different ages to do an indoor archaeological dig in sand, to press Devon dialect speech bubbles, to note new 'out of place' items and to take information leaflets about prehistoric Brixham which are free to all visitors.
"Everybody calls us a 'Tardis' but we are a Giant amongst Family Friendly Museums."
Dea Birkett, director of Kids in Museums, which campaigns for better interactive child friendly activities in museums, said: "Once again Brixham Heritage Museum has made it to the shortlist of the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award.
"The judges were astonished at the great community feel and huge amount of imaginative work for families coming out of a small museum."