The Family Friendly Museum Award: Shortlist announced!

After combing through nearly 750 nominations for nearly 100 museums up and down the UK, Kids in Museums is announcing their short list for the Family Friendly Museum Award. The award has been running since 2004, and remains the only Museum Award that allows the visitors to call the shots and decide who wins. So, who…

Nominations open for Family Friendly Museum Award 2017

Yes, the most mammoth award in the museum world is back! Nominations are open for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum award. Museums, galleries, heritage sites and any other cultural venue that can stretch its definition to museum have until noon on the 2nd June 2017 to answer one simple question: What makes *you* the…

Might to the mini!

Kids in Museums are a fantastic organisation that shouts from the rooftops about what museums and galleries and all sorts of places can do to help families make the most of the treasures that lurk in the hallowed halls of these cathedrals of culture. To help museums understand just how they can go about being a bit friendlier,…

Who won the Family Friendly Museum Award 2016?

Today, London’s Charterhouse a building with a colourful past as an almshouse, a monastery, birthplace of the off-side rule and even a temporary Royal Residence, hosted the Family Friendly Museum Award for 2016. It was a grand setting for the biggest museum award in the UK, and the only one judged entirely on what the visitors…

Kids in Museums: Family Friendly Museum Award 2016 Shortlist

Things are a little bit different for the Family Friendly Museum Award this year, Kids in Museums have skipped the long list stage, and have opted for a longer shortlist instead. Normally, when the team come together to sift through the nominations, to pan for gold, our aim is to find about 20 or so…

Fun Facts: Kids in Museums’ Family Friendly Museum Award

Today, the Kids in Museums Team is sitting down together to go through all the nominations for the Family Friendly Museum Award for 2016, to sift through all the emails, sketchbooks, letters an the rest of the nominations whatever form they take. It’s one of my favourite things about working with such a wonderful organisation,…

Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2016 – Get involved!

That’s right, nominations are open for the 2016 Family Friendly Museum award. It’s a very exciting time. It’s a time when museums can shout from the rooftops about what they are doing for families and families can celebrate their favourite museums. As a volunteer for Kids in Museums, one of the highlights of my year…

The Museum of Greek Children’s Art

Like the Museum of Cycladic Art, The Museum of Greek Children’s Art is a museum rather than a gallery. This got me thinking – why do we see ‘museum’ when ‘gallery’ might fit better? Again, the art is the focus – it’s right there in the title!- but the place identifies as a μουσείο rather…

The Family Friendly Museum Award 2015: The Winner

The scores are in, the families have spoken, and the time has come to crown a new holder for the title of Most Family Friendly Museum in the UK. Previous winners have included museums such as the wonderful Horniman Museum in South London, the Haselmere Educational Museum in Surrey and everyone’s favourite conjoined museums, the…

Family Friendly Museum Award 2015: The Short List

We have reached that point in the proceedings of the Family Friendly Museum Award where the difficult decision of whittling the 20 strong long list of museums down to the six best. The whittling, trimming and list pruning has been done by a panel of expert judges from the museum world and here it is, ready for the people…