Kids in Museums

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.

On Saturday, join the World Museum Liverpool to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings in 1969 with a...
06/08/2019

On Saturday, join the World Museum Liverpool to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landings in 1969 with a day of family fun. ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ›ฐ๐Ÿ”ญ

Enjoy space-themed interactive games, puzzles, craft workshops, badge making and demonstrations with experts from Liverpool John Mooreโ€™s University and the University of Liverpool.

Find out more and discover other #FamilyFriendlyMuseum events here: bit.ly/2LnFDwO

โญ๏ธ This Monday say hello to Bolton Museum, our next #FamilyFriendlyMuseum Award finalist. โญ๏ธBolton Library and M...
05/08/2019

โญ๏ธ This Monday say hello to Bolton Museum, our next #FamilyFriendlyMuseum Award finalist. โญ๏ธ
Bolton Library and Museum Services

This is the first year Bolton Museum has been shortlisted for the award. We felt its recent redevelopment put families at the heart of the museum and were impressed to see great activities for all ages, from babies to teenagers.

One family nomination said: โ€œFor once I was able to visit a museum and not have to be constantly saying 'don't touch that!'"

For #ManifestoMonday, the museum wanted to give a shout out to its young people volunteers, the Imaginators, who not only give visitors a warm welcome, but also come up with ideas for childrenโ€™s activities โ€“ and deliver them! What a great contribution. ๐Ÿ‘

Good luck, Bolton!

Did you know this week is World Breastfeeding Week?We think it's important that museums and galleries make it clear that...
04/08/2019

Did you know this week is World Breastfeeding Week?

We think it's important that museums and galleries make it clear that they welcome breastfeeding mothers. This is a point on our Kids in Museums Manifesto.

Here's one of our favourite examples from the Museum of London Docklands. Do you know any other museums or galleries that do this well?

The Great Pirate Adventure is in full swing at Bolton Museum! Bolton Library and Museum ServicesLearn how to look, talk ...
03/08/2019

The Great Pirate Adventure is in full swing at Bolton Museum! Bolton Library and Museum Services

Learn how to look, talk and act like a pirate at the museum's pirate training school for ages 4-11. ๐ŸŒŠโš“โ›ต

Tomorrow afternoon is the museum's relaxed session.

Find out how to book and find other #FamilyFriendlyMuseum events on our website: bit.ly/2LnFDwO

Two weeks today museums across the UK will hand over their social media accounts to young people. ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸคณOur annual...
02/08/2019
Teen Digital Takeover - Kids in Museums

Two weeks today museums across the UK will hand over their social media accounts to young people. ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿคณ

Our annual Teen Digital Takeover Day aims to empower teenagers, give them a platform to engage with heritage sites and share museum collections in a new light.

Today is the last chance for museums to register their event on our website to be in with a chance of winning some Biscuiteers treats. ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช

Find out more on our website: bit.ly/2DvW8kR

Teen Digital Takeovers empower young people to make their voices heard by taking control of museumsโ€™ social media accounts. Find out how and why to sign up.

Tomorrow is the first LEGO Makers session at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery! ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธThese free session...
01/08/2019
LEGO Makers

Tomorrow is the first LEGO Makers session at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery! ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

These free sessions are perfect for teenage technology fans. They can create programmable machines and creatures using LEGO.

The museum also has a free LEGO Museum Explorers Trail on during the holidays - and just a train ride from London!

Find out more and see what other Family Friendly Museum events are on here: bit.ly/2LnFDwO

Get creative, have fun and make amazing programmable machines and creatures using LEGO! Our weekly LEGO Makers summer club is for anyone who loves to be creative and enjoys science and technology. This is LEGO like you've never seen it before! FREE / most suitable for ages 10-16. Brought to you by L...

31/07/2019
Valence House

Get your hands dirty this Friday and next with Valence House's gardening drop-in sessions. ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿƒ

You can see what other family friendly activities the museum has planned over the summer below!

Take a look at our guide to the summer holidays on our website: bit.ly/2LnFDwO

Sun's out fun's out โ˜€๏ธ Our bumper summer of fun family activities starts this weekend. Check out what we have coming up over the next 6 weeks #FamilyFriendlyMuseum

The Devil's Porridge Museum is the place to be this summer!The museum has a club for just about everything: drama, creat...
30/07/2019

The Devil's Porridge Museum is the place to be this summer!

The museum has a club for just about everything: drama, creative writing, Pokรฉmon, Warhammer, printmaking, gardening, baking, learning the ukelele - and even one for parents!

For more ideas of things to do with the family this summer, take a look at our guide: bit.ly/2LnFDwO

Great turnout for Pokรฉmon club today with everyone looking like they are enjoying themselves!

Kids in Museums #familyfriendlymuseum

Today weโ€™d like you to meet our next Family Friendly Museum Award finalist, Parc Howard Museum in Llanelli. Amgueddfey...
29/07/2019

Today weโ€™d like you to meet our next Family Friendly Museum Award finalist, Parc Howard Museum in Llanelli. Amgueddfeydd Sir Gรขr - Carmarthenshire Museums

It's the first time the museum has been shortlisted for the award. We were really impressed with how the museum has transformed its provision over the last couple of years. Staff are working really hard to ensure all families have the opportunity to access the museum.

One family nomination said: โ€œIts small but dedicated team... give the museum an incredibly warm and friendly atmosphere."

The museum recently announced its new free public Wi-Fi - a significant addition, which means they will be able to communicate better with families and explore new ways of offering interpretation, collaborating and sharing experiences.

Keep it up, Parc Howard! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Enter the world of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory with a show at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery this Saturday. ๐Ÿญ...
26/07/2019

Enter the world of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory with a show at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery this Saturday.
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Have a look at what other #FamilyFriendlyMuseum events are going on this weekend, and over the summer, here: bit.ly/2LnFDwO

Join us this Saturday (27 July) and enter the world of the Chocolate Factory with a show inspired by the story of Willy Wonka. Meet the eccentric owner and his little helpers as they make their delicious sweets before gum-chewing champion Violet arrives with her special ticket. Free, performance times 11.30am, 1.30 and 3pm. #FamilyFriendlyMuseum @kidsinmuseums #MyStokeStory

We are delighted to be holding our second Welcoming Families and Young People with Autism training day on 22 October at ...
24/07/2019

We are delighted to be holding our second Welcoming Families and Young People with Autism training day on 22 October at the Jewish Museum London.

The training, which is in partnership with Autism in Museums and National Museums Liverpool, will explore practical and low-cost ways to make your venue more accessible to those with autism.

Find out more and book your place: bit.ly/2LZ4NBC

Today we are delighted to introduce our first ever Kids in Museums Youth Panel! Eight young people aged 19 to 25 will be...
23/07/2019
Kids in Museums appoints first ever Youth Panel - Kids in Museums

Today we are delighted to introduce our first ever Kids in Museums Youth Panel!

Eight young people aged 19 to 25 will be helping us to shape our future programmes. We're really looking forward to working with them.

Find out more on our website: bit.ly/2JLEE7R

Today we are delighted to launch the first Kids in Museums Youth Panel. After a competitive application process, we have appointed eight young people, aged from 19 to 25, to help us shape our future work.

For #ManifestoMonday, here's a preview of the new D-Day family experience at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.From later ...
22/07/2019

For #ManifestoMonday, here's a preview of the new D-Day family experience at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

From later this week, families can grab a Kit Bag and become the latest naval recruits, finding hidden messages, cracking morse code and predicting the weather. โœˆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”ฆ

The bags are based on the stories of those who served in D-Day and will be available throughout the summer holidays, from 24 July at HMS Belfast and 25 July at IWM Duxford.

20/07/2019

Looking for family friendly things to do this summer? We've got you covered! โ˜€๐Ÿฆ•๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿฐโš“๐Ÿญ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•นโ›ฑโœจ

Here's our guide to the best activities happening at the UK's most family friendly museums: bit.ly/2LnFDwO

Today is Changing Places Awareness Day! ๐ŸšฝChanging Places toilets enable people with profound and multiple learning di...
19/07/2019

Today is Changing Places Awareness Day! ๐Ÿšฝ

Changing Places toilets enable people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and physical disabilities, such as muscular dystrophy, to use public toilets safely and comfortably.

There are 29 Changing Places toilets in museums. We're pleased to say that this includes at least two of the museums shortlisted for our Family Friendly Museum Award:
โญ๏ธ Museum of Liverpool
โญ๏ธ World Museum

And we are delighted to see last year's winner Leeds City Museum install one today! ๐Ÿ‘

This weekend is your last chance to apply for the Create Jobs New Museum School. ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸซThey are recruiting for ...
18/07/2019
New Museum School

This weekend is your last chance to apply for the Create Jobs New Museum School. ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ

They are recruiting for a series of exciting paid traineeships at some of London's most renowned heritage and culture venues. Please share with anyone you think might be interested!

Get paid to train at one of Londonโ€™s most prestigious cultural heritage organisations and receive a Level 3 Diploma

17/07/2019

Happy #WorldEmojiDay from Kids in Museums!

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The countdown to the summer holidays is on! โฐWe've put together some of our favourite events happening this summer at ...
16/07/2019
Your ultimate guide to the summer holidays - Kids in Museums

The countdown to the summer holidays is on! โฐ

We've put together some of our favourite events happening this summer at the museums shortlisted for our Family Friendly Museum Award.

From science detectives to silent discos, hereโ€™s your guide to whatโ€™s on: bit.ly/2LnFDwO

Weโ€™ve put together some of our favourite activities going on at the museums shortlisted for our Family Friendly Museum Award.

Today weโ€™d like you to meet Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, one of our Family Friendly Museum Award shortlist. ๐Ÿ‘‹...
15/07/2019

Today weโ€™d like you to meet Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, one of our Family Friendly Museum Award shortlist. ๐Ÿ‘‹ Have you visited?

The museum tells the story of Andrew Carnegie, his philanthropic work and legacy, covering everything from migration to dinosaurs.

This is the first time the museum has been shortlisted for our award. We were really impressed by the range and quality of activities the museum puts on with a limited budget.

For #ManifestoMonday, we wanted to share the museum's great gallery activities, all colour coded in yellow to make them easy to spot! ๐Ÿ’› When they arrive, families can pick up a 10 Things for Families lanyard to help them explore.

14/07/2019
Pallant House Gallery

We canโ€™t believe itโ€™s already been over two weeks since Takeover Day!

Pallant House Gallery invited children and young people to be the very first to see their new Ivon Hitchens exhibition. Hereโ€™s what they thought:

Two weeks ago we held our first Kidโ€™s Preview, inviting local children to our new show 'Ivon Hitchens: Space through Colour'.

Take a look at what they thought and let us know what you think of the exhibition as well!

We'd like to say a big thank you to Best Years Ltd for a very special delivery this week. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ŒWe've got a whole herd...
12/07/2019

We'd like to say a big thank you to Best Years Ltd for a very special delivery this week. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’Œ

We've got a whole herd of these lovely mammoths to send to our undercover family judges!

Would you consider volunteering at a museum or gallery as a family?After working together on Takeover Day at York Art Ga...
11/07/2019
Family volunteering at CoCA | Centre of Ceramic Art

Would you consider volunteering at a museum or gallery as a family?

After working together on Takeover Day at York Art Gallery, volunteer Jane and her nine-year-old son, Miles, leapt at the chance to join its Family Volunteering Programme. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ bit.ly/2XES65H

Jane says: "I think it is important for children to see their parents, especially their mothers, in other roles as well as a parenting one... We will certainly be signing up for more sessions in the future and I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity."

Miles said: โ€œI like spending time in the Art Gallery so now I know what it is like to work there. I think Iโ€™d like to do that when Iโ€™m older.โ€

The UK's leading collection of studio ceramics, based at York Art Gallery - Centre of Ceramic Art | Family volunteering at CoCA

Meet The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, the next museum shortlisted for our Family Friendly Museum Award. ๐Ÿ‘‹Families ...
08/07/2019

Meet The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, the next museum shortlisted for our Family Friendly Museum Award. ๐Ÿ‘‹

Families told us how much they enjoyed free events during the school holidays. We liked the museum's focus on literacy, as well as the CSI-themed events with local universities. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿงช๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

For #ManifestoMonday, we're sharing the museum's Ozzy Owl trail. ๐Ÿฆ‰ Every month there is a new trail to encourage children and families explore the galleries together. This month families are looking for objects that Ozzy might need to pack for his summer holiday. ๐Ÿ›„โ˜€๏ธ

Have you visited the Potteries?

Next weekend is London Transport Museum's Museum Depot Open Weekend. ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš‡๐Ÿš‚ Three times a year the museum opens up...
06/07/2019

Next weekend is London Transport Museum's Museum Depot Open Weekend. ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš‡๐Ÿš‚ Three times a year the museum opens up its stores for a weekend of family fun.

Take a look what's on, from musical story time sessions to miniature steam railway rides: bit.ly/2FQwBEf #FamilyFriendlyMuseum

Have you seen Eureka! The National Children's Museum's new Digital Dimensions exhibition? ๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŽž๐Ÿ•น๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ”ฎ๐ŸšจFamili...
05/07/2019

Have you seen Eureka! The National Children's Museum's new Digital Dimensions exhibition? ๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŽž๐Ÿ•น๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ”ฎ๐Ÿšจ

Families can test their memory, coordination and coding skills through 3D musical cubes, touch sensitive lights and a giant motion capture tunnel.

The new installation was developed by first year degree students at Backstage Academy, and local school children gave their opinions during the design process.

The back end servers and coding will also be on display to inspire children to think about creative digital careers. Pictures: Matt Thomas.

Teen Digital Takeover is fast approaching! We are looking forward to Friday 16 August, when museums, galleries and herit...
04/07/2019

Teen Digital Takeover is fast approaching!

We are looking forward to Friday 16 August, when museums, galleries and heritage sites will hand over their social media accounts to young people.

Read more and sign up your organisation here: bit.ly/2DvW8kR

02/07/2019
Military Intelligence Museum

On #TakeoverDay, Piers & Michael got the chance to go undercover at the Military Intelligence Museum and gather intel about being a curator. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ”Ž Looks like they did a fab job!

You can catch up with what happened across the country through our Twitter Moment or Instagram Highlight:
instagram.com/kidsinmuseums
twitter.com/kidsinmuseums

Piers and Michael have been in doing some work experience at the museum this week.

Today is Takeover Day in museums where young people get involved with behind the scenes work! Kids in Museums do these days twice a year for young people.

Piers and Michael documented a recent donation, handled and packed some objects, and carried out some pest management around the store and museum.

Over the next few weeks we'll be introducing you to our Family Friendly Museum Award shortlist. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘First up is ...
01/07/2019

Over the next few weeks we'll be introducing you to our Family Friendly Museum Award shortlist. ๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ‘

First up is Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences in Cambridge. We felt the museum did a brilliant job of making its subject matter accessible to children with activities for all ages.

For today's #ManifestoMonday, the museum has shared their new entrance Welcome Board. It's an informal way to let visitors know what's on and how they get help in a fun, friendly way. They also used it to show their support for Cambridge Pride. ๐ŸŒˆ

It was a special day at the Amgueddfa Lloyd George Museum on Friday. The museum celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ...
30/06/2019

It was a special day at the Amgueddfa Lloyd George Museum on Friday. The museum celebrated the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles with a #TakeoverDay by a local primary school - the same primary school that Lloyd George himself attended. And Heno S4C captured it all on their evening programme - now on iPlayer. ๐Ÿ“บ๐Ÿ“น๐ŸŽฅ

Ffilmio ar gyfer eitem ar Heno S4C !
Filming for an item on tv this evening !
#diwrnodmeddiannu Kids in Museums @AmgLloydGeorge

Lots of happy faces at Erewash Museum's Toddler #TakeoverDay today! Thank you all for taking part. A great start to the ...
28/06/2019

Lots of happy faces at Erewash Museum's Toddler #TakeoverDay today! Thank you all for taking part. A great start to the weekend. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ถ

Looks like we are all out of a job ๐Ÿ˜Š our happy toddler workforce are doing an amazing job! Thank you Kids in Museums we love takeover day!

Today is #TakeoverDay! ๐Ÿฅณ Children and young people will be taking over jobs normally done by adults at museums, galle...
28/06/2019

Today is #TakeoverDay! ๐Ÿฅณ Children and young people will be taking over jobs normally done by adults at museums, galleries and heritage sites. Here's a taster of what's going on across the country. We'll be sharing as much as we can across our social media channels, so stay tuned!

The University of Edinburgh will launch its new Families Programme and Museum Explorers Family Trail, starting at
St Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room & Music Museum. ๐Ÿ”

Locomotion will celebrate its 15th birthday by letting 15 year olds take over and interview visitors about how their town has changed. ๐ŸŽ‚

At Amgueddfa Lloyd George Museum, local primary school children will take charge to mark 100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. ๐Ÿ“œ

Takeover Day participants will be the very first people to see Pallant House Gallery's new exhibition. ๐Ÿ–ผ

Erewash Museum and Hartlepool Art Gallery will be holding Toddler Takeovers. ๐Ÿ‘ถ

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