HALTON'S award winning Norton Priory Museum and Gardens has been celebrating after its famous St Christopher statue appeared on the BBC's The People's Museum.
Viewers votes ensured the magnificent 650-year-old statue of St Christopher received a place in the BBC's Virtual Museum, displaying the nations 20 most valuable and unique treasures.
Spokesman for Norton Priory, Steve Miller, said: 'We would like to say a huge thank you to both the public and Press for helping us earn this fantastic achievement for one of our favourite treasures.'
St Christopher has been given a new lease of life through the 'Illuminate' project, funded by The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).
Visitors can see the results of the 'St Christopher's Coat' project where he has been digitally returned to his traditional medieval colours. The 'Illuminate' project will be officially launched on Monday, June 19.
To see St Christopher and the other winners in their new virtual gallery, visit www.bbc.co.uk/history/programmes/peoplesmuseum or for more details about Norton Priory visit www.nortonpriory.org