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Kids in Museums We work with museums to help them welcome and include children, young people and families. Registered charity 1123658
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Working with museums to help them welcome and include families, teenagers and children. Our Manifesto is complied entirely from visitors comments and encourages and supports museums, galleries and historic houses to make children, young people and family visits more enjoyable. Our projects include Takeover Day, Family Fortunes, Babies, Teens and Digital workshops, Flexible Family Ticket and Your Museum Cafe. We also run The Family Friendly Museum Award annually.

09/05/2020
Join the Roman Army! (Episode 1, part 1)

Do you have what it takes to join the Roman Army?

Find out with Titus Flavius’ army training programme, now recruiting ages 7-11.

Watch the new videos from Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybtMv6WD100

Do you have what it takes to join the Roman Army? Find out with Titus Flavius' army training programme - now recruiting ages 7-11! In this episode: marching!...

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. To celebrate, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Army Museum and T...
08/05/2020
VE Day 75 | National Army Museum

Today is the 75th anniversary of VE Day. To celebrate, the National Museum of the Royal Navy, National Army Museum and The Royal Air Force Museum, London are joining together to host the Virtual VE Day Festival.

🎉 Prepare for a VE Day party
🏡 Learn about life on the Home Front
🧵 Get thrifty with a Make Do and Mend session
👩‍🌾 Learn how to dig for victory
✌ Hear Churchill’s famous VE Day broadcast at 3pm
💃 Join a live Swing Dance Class followed by a sing-along concert with the Bluebird Belles

Find the full programme: bit.ly/3ePNlLx

Here are some more ideas to help you celebrate VE Day with your family tomorrow.Build a spitfire, crack codes and make a...
07/05/2020
Bletchley Park on Twitter

Here are some more ideas to help you celebrate VE Day with your family tomorrow.

Build a spitfire, crack codes and make a VE Day hat with The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery 🛩
https://www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag/family-home-learning/

Make a Victory Pasty with Poole Museum Service 👨‍🍳
http://www.poolemuseum.org.uk/museum-from-home/hands-on-history/wwii/

Design your own bunting with Museum of Cardiff 🎉
https://cardiffmuseum.com/learning-2/my-museum/

Send Bletchley Park your videos of your celebrations. 📽
https://twitter.com/bletchleypark/status/1255446856060067840?s=20

Learn how to do victory rolls in your hair with Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life 💇‍♀️ https://twitter.com/timetidemuseum/status/1258006626746990593?s=20

Take a VE Day family quiz with Vestry House Museum ✅ bit.ly/VEDayVHM

Make carrot cookies with Discovery Museum 🥕
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=external&v=275877990263334

“Bletchley Park needs YOU! 🎬 Send us your videos of your #StayHome #VEDay75 celebrations for a special film that we are creating to show how people marked VE Day at home🥳 #BletchleyParkVEDay75 Watch this video to find out more⬇️ #MuseumFromHome https://t.co/52tPX2ORfi”

What an exciting competition from The Foundling Museum! Help finish a story started by Jacqueline Wilson. ✍ Find this an...
06/05/2020

What an exciting competition from The Foundling Museum! Help finish a story started by Jacqueline Wilson. ✍

Find this and more museum activities every week on our website: bit.ly/3fgHkrF

Join us to complete Jacqueline Wilson's new story - The Two New Foundlings - with lots of other children. This charming image is by Evie Hallam, age 10. Find out how to get involved at http://ow.ly/4Y8z50zrRLy

Wondering how you can celebrate #VEDay75 with your family on Friday?Here's a fab guide from Museum Mum on how to celebra...
05/05/2020
How to celebrate VE Day 75 in lockdown | Museum Mum

Wondering how you can celebrate #VEDay75 with your family on Friday?

Here's a fab guide from Museum Mum on how to celebrate with the help of UK museums 👇✌

🧵 Make some bunting with Bletchley Park
🕺 Learn the Lindyhop with English Heritage
🛩 Join the Virtual VE Day 75 Festival with National Army Museum, The Royal Air Force Museum, London and National Museum of the Royal Navy
🎙 Listen to voices of the war with Imperial War Museum London

https://museummum.com/2020/05/04/ve-day-75/

museummum May 4, 2020 How to celebrate VE Day 75 in lockdown This coming bank holiday weekend, 8 to 10 May 2020, marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War in Europe. To commemorate this important anniversary the three day international festival ‘VE Day 75’ was planned. But due to the ...

Kick off the month with these fun and educational activities, from creative writing to juggling. ✍🌈🤹‍♀️Check out our lat...
04/05/2020
Make May marvellous with these 10 museum activities - Kids in Museums

Kick off the month with these fun and educational activities, from creative writing to juggling. ✍🌈🤹‍♀️

Check out our latest top ten --> bit.ly/3fgHkrF

The Foundling Museum Historic Royal Palaces Historic Dockyard Chatham The Lowry The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Valentines Mansion & Gardens - The Official Site National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum Epping Forest District Museum Time and Tide Museum of Great Yarmouth Life

Kick off the month with these fun and educational activities, from creative writing to juggling.

There's just one week left to enter our Spring Museum Trail book competition. 📚 Enjoy our online family trail and share ...
03/05/2020
Spring Museum Trail - Kids in Museums

There's just one week left to enter our Spring Museum Trail book competition. 📚

Enjoy our online family trail and share your pictures of Challenge Five with us in the comments. You could be in with a chance of winning a bundle of children's activity books from Quarto Kids.

Find out more: bit.ly/SpringMuseumTrail

Welcome to our digital Spring Museum Trail for families.

Our ideas for the weekend:⚽ Design a football strip with National Football Museum🎮 Minecraft your museum with Amgueddfa ...
02/05/2020
News - Kids in Museums

Our ideas for the weekend:

⚽ Design a football strip with National Football Museum
🎮 Minecraft your museum with Amgueddfa Cymru
🚀 Make your own exploding rocket with Eureka! The National Children's Museum

Find these and over 50 more easy at home activities in our weekly top ten blogs: kidsinmuseums.org.uk/news

Get them straight to your inbox by signing up to our family newsletter: bit.ly/2Te6xuM

Today is #MuseumFromHome Day - a whole day of BBC Arts content focused on the UK’s amazing museums! 🏛🎉 Tune in here from...
30/04/2020

Today is #MuseumFromHome Day - a whole day of
BBC Arts content focused on the UK’s amazing museums! 🏛🎉 Tune in here from 10.30am: https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/enxcd4/live/c954wh

Each week of lockdown, we've been sharing our top ten museum activities for children and families to try at home. There are now 60 ideas on our website! Here's the latest: bit.ly/2VE6OYi

We've also published our Spring Museum Trail and book competition to get families exploring museums from home: bit.ly/SpringMuseumTrail

#GetCreativeAtHome #CultureInQuarantine

Although we're not able to hold our Kids in Museums Carnival today, we still wanted to share our new online resource wit...
29/04/2020
No and low cost ways to meet the Kids in Museums Manifesto - Kids in Museums

Although we're not able to hold our Kids in Museums Carnival today, we still wanted to share our new online resource with you: bit.ly/2W5SPJP

⭐ No and low cost ways to meet the Kids in Museums Manifesto ⭐

Our top tips on how to put the points of our Manifesto into action at your venue for little or no cost.

Our top tips on how to put the points of our Manifesto into action at your venue for little or no cost.

Looking for something to do at home while it's raining? 🌧💐 Try our Spring Museum Trail and book competition! 💐 Solve the...
28/04/2020
Spring Museum Trail - Kids in Museums

Looking for something to do at home while it's raining? 🌧

💐 Try our Spring Museum Trail and book competition! 💐
Solve the clues, discover museum objects and take part in fun challenges designed for all ages. bit.ly/SpringMuseumTrail #MuseumFromHome

You could even win a bundle of Quarto Kids activity books. 📚

To enter, share your pictures of the Stop Five Challenge with us in the comments using #SpringMuseumTrail and tagging @kidsinmuseums. 👇 Entries close next Sunday (10 May). Good luck!

Welcome to our digital Spring Museum Trail for families.

It's Monday, which means it's time for another Kids in Museums Top 10!Make time fly with these fun museum activities to ...
27/04/2020
Make time fly with these fun museum activities for families - Kids in Museums

It's Monday, which means it's time for another Kids in Museums Top 10!

Make time fly with these fun museum activities to try at home, from designing a football strip to making an exploding rocket ⚽🚀🕵️‍♂️🧭🌈 bit.ly/2VE6OYi

Please share with anyone who might need a little inspiration today. ✨ There are 50 more activity ideas on our website.

The National Archives Amgueddfa Cymru The George Müller Museum National Football Museum Eureka! The National Children's Museum The Bank Of England Museum The REME Museum Chatsworth House Elgin Museum Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine

In our latest edition, design a football strip, make an exploding rocket, become a history detective and more!

Get the summer school term off to a good start with the help of these great history, art, maths and science activities f...
20/04/2020
Start summer term with a smile with these 10 museum activities - Kids in Museums

Get the summer school term off to a good start with the help of these great history, art, maths and science activities from UK museums --> bit.ly/3amHRVn 🏰🎨➗👩‍🔬

Featuring Bletchley Park, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Horniman Museum and Gardens, Museum of Cardiff, Hull: Yorkshire's Maritime City, Old Royal Naval College, Haynes International Motor Museum, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Canterbury Roman Museum and Museum of Liverpool.

Get the summer school term off to a good start with the help of these great history, art, maths and science activities from UK museums.

Here are our top six online activities from museums in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿1. Improve your Welsh with Amgueddfa Cymru 🗣Click VO...
19/04/2020
MY MUSEUM - Cardiff Story

Here are our top six online activities from museums in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

1. Improve your Welsh with Amgueddfa Cymru 🗣
Click VOCAB on the top right of the screen to see the selected word in the Cysgliad dictionary: https://amgueddfa.cymru

2. Minecraft your Museum 🕹
Use your imagination to build your dream museum in Minecraft. You could win a VIP trip for you and your class once museums reopen: https://museum.wales/learning/activity/405/Minecraft-your-Museum/

3. Create a timeline with Wrexham Museums ⏳
Wrexham Museum is encouraging visitors to create their own historical timelines. Could you create one for your life, street or favourite historical period? https://www.facebook.com/529123863784690/posts/3039659619397756/

4. Craft some clever cats with the The Egypt Centre 🐈
The Egypt Centre has brought its Come & Create sessions online. Each month they will release a new craft on their website and a handy ‘how to’ video, starting with these crafty cats: http://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/learning-from-home/

5. Take on a traditional toy with Sain Ffagan: Amgueddfa Werin Cymru - St Fagans National Museum of History🧸
Do you know your quoit from your whip and top? Learn about traditional toys from Wales and make your own using what you’ve got in the house. https://museum.wales/traditional_toys/

6. Interview your family with the Museum of Cardiff 🎤
Have you ever wondered what your parents were like when they were your age? Now is a brilliant time to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to. The Museum of Cardiff has a guide to carrying out an oral history interview – just like museum staff would normally do. https://cardiffmuseum.com/learning-2/my-museum/

This is the place you can find resources to download onto your electronic device or print at home. The activities are designed for a range of age groups from ‘early years’ through to ‘adult learners’. We will be regularly updating this page, allowing you to bring the Museum of Cardiff into y...

"This is your platform to let the world know about the issues that matter to young people today. Want to make and submit...
18/04/2020
Make your own campaign film! - People's History Museum

"This is your platform to let the world know about the issues that matter to young people today. Want to make and submit your own campaign film?"

Take a look at People's History Museum's new project ⬇
phm.org.uk/vital-voters/make-your-own-campaign-film

Don't forget to tune into Westminster Abbey's Facebook Live session on Kings, Queens and Coronations in a few minutes' t...
17/04/2020

Don't forget to tune into Westminster Abbey's Facebook Live session on Kings, Queens and Coronations in a few minutes' time. 👑

One of the fun, family ideas featured in this week's top ten: bit.ly/3ct7plh

Tune in here shortly to join us for our special Facebook Live on Kings, Queens and Coronations, starting at 10.30am.

Designed especially for primary aged children and their grown ups, the session will include stories from some of the coronations which have been held in Westminster Abbey since 1066, and share some ideas on how you can recreate a coronation ceremony at home.

See you soon!

Have you given our Spring Museum Trail a go yet? 💐 bit.ly/SpringMuseumTrailShare your pictures with us by using the hash...
16/04/2020

Have you given our Spring Museum Trail a go yet? 💐 bit.ly/SpringMuseumTrail

Share your pictures with us by using the hashtag and tagging us @kidsinmuseums, or sharing them in the comments.

You could be in with the chance of winning a brilliant activity book bundle from Quarto Kids.

We’ve been sent a number of virtual museum activities for under 5s so we thought we’d round them up in a Facebook album....
15/04/2020

We’ve been sent a number of virtual museum activities for under 5s so we thought we’d round them up in a Facebook album.

Have you got an activity to share? Let us know and we’ll add it to the album.

We’ve been sent a number of virtual museum activities for under 5s so we thought we’d round them up in a Facebook album.

Have you got an activity to share? Let us know and we’ll add it to the album.

Back to work today? Here are our top 10 activity ideas for children this week - from blowing bubbles to virtually visiti...
14/04/2020
Back to work? Our top 10 activity ideas for children this week - Kids in Museums

Back to work today? Here are our top 10 activity ideas for children this week - from blowing bubbles to virtually visiting the Vikings! bit.ly/3ct7plh 🐉🔥🎨🏰🛡🐞📽

Thanks to Museum of Zoology, Cambridge, Reading Museum, Westminster Abbey, Museum of London, The Tank Museum, Lincoln Castle, Two Temple Place, Imperial War Museum London, Yorkshire Museum of Farming - Murton Park and Void Derry.

Here are this week’s top ten museum activities for children, from blowing bubbles to virtually visiting the Vikings.

Introducing the Kids in Museums Spring Museum Trail!Follow the clues, find spring themed objects and take part in a seri...
09/04/2020
Spring Museum Trail - Kids in Museums

Introducing the Kids in Museums Spring Museum Trail!

Follow the clues, find spring themed objects and take part in a series of fun challenges with your family. bit.ly/3c3CrQb

Send us your photos and you could win a bundle of
Quarto Kids children's activity books! 📚🐥🌺

Welcome to our digital Spring Museum Trail for families.

We’ve been sent a number of virtual museum activities for under 5s so we thought we’d round them up in a Facebook album....
08/04/2020

We’ve been sent a number of virtual museum activities for under 5s so we thought we’d round them up in a Facebook album.

Have you got an activity to share? Let us know and we’ll add it to the album.

We’ve been sent a number of virtual museum activities for under 5s so we thought we’d round them up in a Facebook album.

Have you got an activity to share? Let us know and we’ll add it to the album.

Take a look at this competition for young artists 👇🎨The winner will have their painting hung in the gallery of Kids in M...
07/04/2020
Cavell Nurses' Trust

Take a look at this competition for young artists 👇🎨

The winner will have their painting hung in the gallery of
Kids in Museums President, Philip Mould. The competition is open to children under 12 until Friday 1 May.

Find out more: bourlet.co.uk/bourlet-young-masters #BourletYoungMasters

Fun art competition for children to enter!

Children aged 11 and under can enter their artwork into the Bourlet Young Artists Competition to win a prize.
Donations are welcome on entry with all funds supporting UK nursing professionals.

#BourletYoungMasters

More info here http://www.bourlet.co.uk/bourlet-young-masters/

It’s time for our top ten online museum activities of the week, from creating your own comic to a disgusting digestion e...
06/04/2020
Isolation Inspiration: 10 fun museum activities to enjoy at home this week - Kids in Museums

It’s time for our top ten online museum activities of the week, from creating your own comic to a disgusting digestion experiment.

⭐ Find some isolation inspiration: bit.ly/2V42kZr ⭐

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum The Cartoon Museum Tatton Park National Emergency Services Museum Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology Burgh House & Hampstead Museum Manchester Museum Western Approaches HQ - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience Biggin Hill Memorial Museum Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

It’s time for our top ten online museum activities of the week, from creating your own comic to a disgusting digestion experiment.

Today is World Autism Awareness Day. In 2016, we launched our first resource on welcoming autistic young people and fami...
02/04/2020
Autism in Museums: Four years on - Kids in Museums

Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

In 2016, we launched our first resource on welcoming autistic young people and families at heritage venues.

Here's Claire, Founder of Autism in Museums, to launch our new updated guide and reflect on how museums have developed their work over the last four years. Have a read: bit.ly/2wUVtcJ

To mark World Autism Awareness Week 2020, Claire Madge, founder of Autism in Museums, introduces our new resource and reflects on how museums have developed their work with autistic young people and families over the last four years.

There are only a couple of days left to enter the Great North Museum: Hancock competition. Design a character or creatur...
01/04/2020

There are only a couple of days left to enter the Great North Museum: Hancock competition.

Design a character or creature and you could have it professionally drawn by one of the artists from Atomhawk – the studio behind the museum’s Other Worlds exhibition.

Find out more and see other activity ideas in our latest blog: bit.ly/2WTx7e7

Competition for Kids - please share!

Design a character or creature and you could have it professionally drawn by one of the artists from Atomhawk Design Ltd. - the studio behind our exhibition Other Worlds.

Will you invent a new superhero or a mythical beast? It's up to you. Let your imagination run free and include as much detail as you can.

Send photos or scans of your creations to [email protected] by Friday 3 April and we will pick our favourites to send to the artists.

https://greatnorthmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/competition-for-kids

We’re back with more ideas on how to keep the kids inspired and occupied at home, with the help of your favourite museum...
30/03/2020
10 heritage happenings to try at home this week - Kids in Museums

We’re back with more ideas on how to keep the kids inspired and occupied at home, with the help of your favourite museums.

Here are 10 heritage happenings to try at home this week: bit.ly/2WTx7e7

Featuring Ashmolean Museum, The Cooper Gallery, Sain Ffagan: Amgueddfa Werin Cymru - St Fagans National Museum of History, Great North Museum: Hancock, The National Videogame Museum, English Heritage, Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust, Victoria and Albert Museum, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and National Museums Scotland. 👏

We’re back with more ideas on how to keep the kids inspired and occupied at home, with the help of your favourite museums.

Here's a great guide from the Art at the Start project with Psychology - University of Dundee and Dundee Contemporary Ar...
29/03/2020
Ideas and Recipes | Art at the Start

Here's a great guide from the Art at the Start project with Psychology - University of Dundee and Dundee Contemporary Arts on making sensory play with young children whilst stuck at home: https://sites.dundee.ac.uk/artatthestart/ideas-and-recipes/

Ideas and Recipes On this page we will list recipes or ideas for art and sensory play that you might try as they come up from our blog posts. Making coloured rice for sensory trays Rainbow rice sensory tray Big box paintings Salt dough clay Bubble Painting Circle paintings Shaving foam marbling Bubb...

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