Kids in Museums

Kids in Museums We work with museums to help them welcome and include children, young people and families. Registered charity 1123658 Working with museums to help them welcome and include families, teenagers and children.
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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.

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⭐ It's time for our final top 10 museum activities for families! ⭐ bit.ly/2OkbsGcThank you to all the families who have ...
13/07/2020
Our final top 10 museum activities for families - Kids in Museums

⭐ It's time for our final top 10 museum activities for families! ⭐ bit.ly/2OkbsGc

Thank you to all the families who have followed along and to all the museums that have provided such interesting and inspiring content over the last few months.

Since the start of lockdown, we have shared over 160 family activity ideas from over 160 different museums and heritage sites! You can browse all activities at any time by looking at our News page.

Today's edition features activities from Weston Museum, Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Florence Nightingale Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Dales Countryside Museum, Ely Museum, London Fire Brigade, Valence House, Bradford Museums and Galleries and Victoria Gallery and Museum.

Since the start of lockdown, we have shared over 160 activity ideas from over 160 different museums and heritage sites to help families stay entertained. Today’s top 10 is our final edition.

Try a 1898 school test with The Ironbridge Gorge Museums ✅Journey through the Solar System with Armagh Observatory and P...
12/07/2020
Our 10 penultimate picks for museum family fun - Kids in Museums

Try a 1898 school test with The Ironbridge Gorge Museums ✅

Journey through the Solar System with Armagh Observatory and Planetarium 🌌

Enter a photo competition with Torre Abbey Museum 📸

Make your own board game with Guildford Museum 🎲

Enjoy some museum family fun this weekend: bit.ly/3dX49ig

If you’re not venturing out to your local museum just yet, there are still plenty of online activities you can enjoy with your family from home.

How great to see #KidsBackInMuseums! 🥰 Have you visited a museum, gallery, historic house or heritage site with your fam...
11/07/2020

How great to see #KidsBackInMuseums! 🥰

Have you visited a museum, gallery, historic house or heritage site with your family? The first museums in England reopened last weekend. We'd love to hear about your experience and see your pictures.

Did you enjoy your visit? What reassured you or made you feel safe? Let's help other families to know what to expect 👍

Let us know in the comments 👇

Thank you so much to everyone who came along today on our first day open again. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying a day out and being so respectful of distancing too. Big shout out to Louisa Foster for sharing this picture.
It looks like you all had a great time ❤️🤛

It has been two weeks since our Kids in Museums Digital #TakeoverDay.65 heritage organisations had their accounts taken ...
10/07/2020

It has been two weeks since our Kids in Museums Digital #TakeoverDay.

65 heritage organisations had their accounts taken over by young people.

Their posts on Instagram and Twitter reached over 2.6m people and the hashtag trended on Twitter! 🔥

Here are our biggest buzz words from the day. You can see a snippet of what young people got up to in our Instagram highlight: instagram.com/kidsinmuseums

Fancy a private family museum tour? Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine opens on 11 July and for a limited time,...
09/07/2020

Fancy a private family museum tour? Peak District Mining Museum and Temple Mine opens on 11 July and for a limited time, its guided tours will be for individual family groups.

Have you seen any other family friendly examples of museum reopening? Let us know and we'll add to our online guide: bit.ly/3fenWuG

Temple Mine will be open from the 11th July but we are doing things a little bit differently! For a limited time our guided tours will be for individual family groups. Yes, a personal tour for just your family!!
Take a look at the information sheet and photos of our mine. Tours must be booked in advance by telephone and payment will be taken when you book. Sorry, we cannot take bookings on this page/messenger but will answer any questions you may have.
Visit Peak District Kids in Museums VisitEngland Derbyshire Museums and Heritage Forum group #GoodToGo

In May, we hosted the Cornwall Museums Partnership #RDNetwork Twitter chat to discuss how museums can support children a...
08/07/2020
#RDNetwork: Mental health and wellbeing in children and young people - Cornwall Museums Partnership

In May, we hosted the Cornwall Museums Partnership #RDNetwork Twitter chat to discuss how museums can support children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.

Catch up on the conversation here: https://www.cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk/rdnetwork-mental-health-and-wellbeing-in-children-and-young-people/

During 2020 the Cornwall Museums Partnership Twitter page will be handing the reigns over each month to local organisations, who will be guest hosting our Rural Diversity Networking hour; #RDNetwork. In May, Alison Bowyer, Executive Director of Kids in Museums, kindly took over our Twitter page to d...

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home over the last two months! 🏆We...
07/07/2020
Newsletter sign-up - Kids in Museums

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home over the last two months! 🏆

We have been blown away by the response and have received over 400 nominations! Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be whittling down all these online activities into a shortlist and recruiting family judges to help us decide the winners.

If you'd like to become a family judge, make sure you're signed up to our family mailing list to hear how to get involved: bit.ly/2Te6xuM

Join our mailing list!

If you’re not venturing out to your local museum just yet, there are still plenty of online activities you can enjoy wit...
06/07/2020
Our 10 penultimate picks for museum family fun - Kids in Museums

If you’re not venturing out to your local museum just yet, there are still plenty of online activities you can enjoy with your family from home.

Here are our penultimate top 10 picks from museums across the UK 👉 bit.ly/3dX49ig

Thanks to British Museum, University of Cambridge Museums, Pontefract Museum, Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway, Torre Abbey Museum, Guildford Museum, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, The Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Tameside Libraries and Culture and Cyfarthfa Castle & Park.

If you’re not venturing out to your local museum just yet, there are still plenty of online activities you can enjoy with your family from home.

Become a Family Inventor with London Transport Museum 👨‍💻Create an origami lotus flower with Impressions Gallery 🌸Read t...
04/07/2020
10 creative ideas to keep your family busy this week - Kids in Museums

Become a Family Inventor with London Transport Museum 👨‍💻

Create an origami lotus flower with Impressions Gallery 🌸

Read the Spitfire Fund Story with The Royal Air Force Museum, London 🛩

Become a code breaking spy with Cornwall's Regimental Museum 🕵️‍♂️

Find lots more family ideas in our latest top 10: bit.ly/3eM7PV6

This week become an inventor, listen to Ancient Egyptian stories, make an origami flower and more with our latest round-up of museum activities.

An edible water bottle, the Whitechapel fatberg and a shell-studded warrior helmet...What do these objects have in commo...
02/07/2020
Objects Declare Emergency (@objectsdeclareemergency) • Instagram photos and videos

An edible water bottle, the Whitechapel fatberg and a shell-studded warrior helmet...

What do these objects have in common? They're all part of our Youth Panel's #ObjectsDeclareEmergency online collection, showing the impact of climate change.

Take a look: instagram.com/objectsdeclareemergency

117 Followers, 135 Following, 12 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Objects Declare Emergency (@objectsdeclareemergency)

It's your last chance to make a nomination for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home 🏆 bit.ly/3bQogOcThank you to e...
30/06/2020
Family Friendly Museum Award From Home - Kids in Museums

It's your last chance to make a nomination for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home 🏆 bit.ly/3bQogOc

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a family nomination or a museum application over the last few weeks. It's been brilliant to hear from so many organisations.

Make a nomination for our special one-off award, celebrating how museums and heritage sites have supported families through lockdown.

If you're still homeschooling, we've still got ideas for you!Here are our latest top 10 activities for children and fami...
29/06/2020
10 creative ideas to keep your family busy this week - Kids in Museums

If you're still homeschooling, we've still got ideas for you!

Here are our latest top 10 activities for children and families: bit.ly/3eM7PV6

This week become an inventor, listen to Ancient Egyptian stories, make an origami flower and more!

Activities courtesy of London Transport Museum, The Royal Air Force Museum, London, Whitby Museum, Eco Attractions Group, Army Flying Museum, The Egypt Centre, Impressions Gallery, Cornwall's Regimental Museum, National Mining Museum Scotland and Ipswich Museums.

This week become an inventor, listen to Ancient Egyptian stories, make an origami flower and more with our latest round-up of museum activities.

Can you break into a castle with Cadw? 🏰Make a stop-motion animation with Tower Bridge? 📽Create your own museum collecti...
28/06/2020
10 inspiring ideas for homeschooling heroes - Kids in Museums

Can you break into a castle with Cadw? 🏰

Make a stop-motion animation with Tower Bridge? 📽

Create your own museum collection with RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum)? 🏛

Find more activity ideas in our latest top 10: bit.ly/3hTCwdg

Can you break into a castle? Make a stop-motion animation? Find out how in our latest museum activity top 10.

It's the final weekend to make a nomination for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home 🏆⭐🏆Thank you to everyone who ...
27/06/2020

It's the final weekend to make a nomination for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home 🏆⭐🏆

Thank you to everyone who has nominated an activity so far.

Take five minutes to tell us what your favourite online activity has been during lockdown: bit.ly/3bQogOc

Today is Digital #TakeoverDay! 💻🎉📱Stay tuned as young people take charge of heritage sites' social media accounts for th...
26/06/2020
Take part in Digital Takeover Day on 26 June - Kids in Museums

Today is Digital #TakeoverDay! 💻🎉📱

Stay tuned as young people take charge of heritage sites' social media accounts for the day.

Remember to use #TakeoverDay and mention us so we can share your posts. Have a great day!

Don't forget we're holding a Digital #TakeoverDay competition for under 25s for the best recreation of a museum object, as judged by our President Philip Mould.

bit.ly/36EQ5rr

Join Kids in Museums to empower and involve young people in heritage through our annual Digital Takeover Day.

For all you Home Schooling Heroes 🦸‍♀️💪 here's our latest top 10 activity ideas to keep you inspired!Can you break into ...
22/06/2020

For all you Home Schooling Heroes 🦸‍♀️💪 here's our latest top 10 activity ideas to keep you inspired!

Can you break into a castle? Make a stop-motion animation? Find out how --> bit.ly/3hTCwdg

📸 RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum)

Featuring activities from Cadw, The Norris Museum, RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum), Tower Bridge, The Photographers' Gallery, Malton Museum, Arbeia, South Shields Roman Fort, Chippenham Museum, South London Gallery and Maidstone Museums.

Some ideas for the weekend 👇🧊 Plan for a polar expedition with The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute🏡 Appreci...
21/06/2020
Stay motivated with another top 10 museum activities - Kids in Museums

Some ideas for the weekend 👇

🧊 Plan for a polar expedition with The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute

🏡 Appreciate your four walls with Museum of the Home

🏀 Learn about Paralympic Sport with National Paralympic Heritage Trust

🎨 Achieve your Arts Award with Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham

🛒 Chat with your grandparents with Sainsbury Archive

🐚 Make a fossil with Lyme Regis Museum

✍ Colour with St. Paul's Cathedral

🚀 Join Space School with The Novium Museum

📽 Create a film with The Devil's Porridge

🪓 Become a virtual Viking with JORVIK Viking Centre

bit.ly/3hvmW7m

Stay motivated with another top 10 museum activities 15 June 2020 © Devil's Porridge Museum 1. Express your style with the Museum of the Home If you’re a bit bored of your own four walls, the Museum of the Home wants to show you your house is still an amazing source of kindness, creativity and im...

There are just two weeks left to make a nomination for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home 🏆What is the best virt...
16/06/2020
Family Friendly Museum Award From Home - Kids in Museums

There are just two weeks left to make a nomination for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home 🏆

What is the best virtual activity for families from a museum, gallery or heritage site? Let us know: bit.ly/3bQogOc

Make a nomination for our special one-off award, celebrating how museums and heritage sites have supported families through lockdown.

Stay motivated with another top 10 creative activities from museums across the UK. 🏅🧳❄🚀🏡In this edition, plan for a pola...
15/06/2020
Stay motivated with another top 10 museum activities - Kids in Museums

Stay motivated with another top 10 creative activities from museums across the UK. 🏅🧳❄🚀🏡

In this edition, plan for a polar expedition, make a fossil, learn about Paralympic sport and more!

Featuring activities from The Novium Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, Museum of the Home, Lyme Regis Museum, The Devil's Porridge, JORVIK Viking Centre, Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham, Sainsbury Archive, National Paralympic Heritage Trust and The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute.

Stay motivated with another top 10 museum activities 15 June 2020 © Devil's Porridge Museum 1. Express your style with the Museum of the Home If you’re a bit bored of your own four walls, the Museum of the Home wants to show you your house is still an amazing source of kindness, creativity and im...

▶ Learn Andy Warhol’s techniques with The Andy Warhol Museum☎ Ring up the Viewphone with LAM museum💻 Learn how to code w...
13/06/2020
10 museum activities for families from across the world - Kids in Museums

▶ Learn Andy Warhol’s techniques with The Andy Warhol Museum

☎ Ring up the Viewphone with LAM museum

💻 Learn how to code with Explora - il Museo dei Bambini di Roma

✍ Go on an INK-credible Adventure with National Gallery Singapore

👩‍👧‍👦 Do a whānau challenge with Te Papa Museum

Find more family activities in our latest blog: https://bit.ly/2AcUK8q

This week we are looking at how museums further from home have been entertaining families during lockdown. Here are 10 activities to try from museums around the globe.

It's two weeks until Digital #TakeoverDay - when young people take over the social media accounts of museums, galleries ...
12/06/2020
Take part in Digital Takeover Day on 26 June - Kids in Museums

It's two weeks until Digital #TakeoverDay - when young people take over the social media accounts of museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK and beyond.

We're holding a competition for young people who make the best recreation of a museum object or artwork at home. 🖼
The winner will be decided by our President and broadcaster Philip Mould.

Here's how to get involved in Digital Takeover Day this year: bit.ly/36EQ5rr

Join Kids in Museums to empower and involve young people in heritage through our annual Digital Takeover Day.

We've put together a new guide on how museums can provide a quality experience for children and families when they reope...
11/06/2020

We've put together a new guide on how museums can provide a quality experience for children and families when they reopen with social distancing measures.

How to use the Kids in Museums Manifesto to plan for reopening ➡ bit.ly/3fenWuG

📸 Sudbury Hall & The National Trust Museum of Childhood

09/06/2020
Club Hub UK - Kids Activities

Club Hub UK - Kids Activities helps families to find local children's activities, from new-borns to 18 year olds.

Online Classes for Kids with Club Hub UK - Kids Activities 👋

Featuring 👇
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Baby Sensory Grantham, Melton Mowbray & Bingham
Hello Baby Massage Grantham, Melton Mowbray & Bingham
Fire Tech Camp
Hartbeeps UK
The Creation Station Ltd

Thank you to Sofia Grace Advertising for creating the video clip 🥰

Online Classes for Kids Weekly Timetable 📲

👉https://clubhubuk.co.uk/online-classes-for-kids-weekly-timetable/

Stay in the know with the latest articles on the Club Hub Blog. Check out our recommendations and look out for those amazing discounts! 📲

👉https://clubhubuk.co.uk/blog-list/

This week we're looking at how museums further from home have been entertaining families during lockdown. 🌍Here are 10 a...
08/06/2020
10 museum activities for families from across the world - Kids in Museums

This week we're looking at how museums further from home have been entertaining families during lockdown. 🌍

Here are 10 activities to try from museums around the globe: bit.ly/2AcUK8q

Thank you to all those museums who have shared their activities with us. Spotted any other great activities? Why not nominate them for our Family Friendly Museum Award From Home? bit.ly/3bQogOc

This week we are looking at how museums further from home have been entertaining families during lockdown. Here are 10 activities to try from museums around the globe.

“People are turned off by the enormity of climate and ecological issues. One of the ways of overcoming this is to appeal...
05/06/2020
Horniman Museum and Gardens: Taking Action on the Climate and Ecological Emergency - Kids in Museums

“People are turned off by the enormity of climate and ecological issues. One of the ways of overcoming this is to appeal to people’s love of family, particularly the next generation.”

For World Environment Day, we spoke to Nick Merriman, Director of the Horniman Museum and Gardens about how the museum is taking action --> bit.ly/2zUu78g

For World Environment Day, we spoke to Nick Merriman, Chief Executive and Director at the Horniman Museum and Gardens, about what the museum is doing to take action on the climate crisis.

Can you believe it's June?!Jump into June with this week's top 10 at home museum activities, from science to sculpture 👉...
01/06/2020
Jump into June with these 10 at home museum activities - Kids in Museums

Can you believe it's June?!

Jump into June with this week's top 10 at home museum activities, from science to sculpture 👉 bit.ly/2zGzPKR

Design Museum Wimbledon Royal Museums Greenwich Yorkshire Sculpture Park Weald & Downland Living Museum Cambridge Science Centre The Roman Baths Leeds City Museum Kelham Island Museum Chiltern Open Air Museum

Check out this week's top 10 museum activities for families, from science to sculpture.

30/05/2020

There's still a month left to nominate your favourite activity from a museum, gallery, historic home or heritage site!

Has your family enjoyed a Facebook Live, craft activity, social media challenge or something else during lockdown? Let us know --> bit.ly/3bQogOc

Have you made your nomination yet?

After considering government guidance that museums may be able to open from 4 July, we have decided to move our annual D...
29/05/2020
Take part in Digital Takeover Day on 26 June - Kids in Museums

After considering government guidance that museums may be able to open from 4 July, we have decided to move our annual Digital Takeover Day forward one week:

⭐ Digital Takeover Day: Friday 26 June 2020 ⭐

Though museums are currently closed, we are still asking you to get under 25s involved with your social media in whatever way you can. Find out more and see our list of challenges: bit.ly/36EQ5rr

Join Kids in Museums to empower and involve young people in heritage through our annual Digital Takeover Day.

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