Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2015: The Longlist

This year was one of the biggest years we have had for the Family Friendly Museum Award. Over 700 nominations were cast, which meant that the Kids in Museums team, including yours truly, had to reply to, collate and sift through a lot of paperwork to work out which institutions were deserving of a place on the longlist for the Family Friendly Museum Award 2015.

There was only one grumpy letter complaining about children in museums, but let’s not dwell too much on it.

Kids in Museums

Kids in Museums

Once the nominations had been sorted, we were left with 129 museums to whittle down to about 20. This in itself was no mean feat, and I’m still amazed that we could get through this in an afternoon. As always, the team was impressed with all the amazing things museums do, not just for the families who visit them but for their communities too.

I may have made the long listing process sound like an arduous task, but there was quite a lot of fun to be had.

Who doesn’t love dressing up?

But, who made it on the to long list? In no particular order, here are the museums on the list…

If you’re wondering where these museums are, just check out the map.

There are fantastic museums  up and down the country, hopefully one of them is near you. To keep up to date with the latest news about the Family Friendly Museum Award 2015, follow #FFMA15 on twitter.

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3 responses to “Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2015: The Longlist

  1. Pingback: Family Friendly Museum Award 2015: The Short List | Jack's Adventures in Museum Land·

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