What’s Britain’s most family friendly museum?
Kids in Museums has joined forces with The Sunday Telegraph to launch the Family Friendly Museum Award. It’s a perfect match: The Sunday Telegraph is an award winning newspaper and the Family Friendly Museum Award is the biggest museum award in Britain. It’s also the only award judged by visitors. It gives readers and visitors a huge voice in saying which is the most welcoming museum for families.
The award is being launched by poet and broadcaster Michael Rosen in the Life section of The Sunday Telegraph on 16th October.
“It’s great to be working with the Telegraph on the Family Friendly Museum Award and give their readers the chance to choose their favourite museum,” says Dea Birkett, director of Kids in Museums. “The winner could be a museum where toddlers can dress up as Henry VIII as if they were in a Holbein painting, or which has workshops for teenager, letting them Warholize their own image in the pop art. It could be a one-room gallery with a few objects or a mighty museum stuffed with national treasures. It’s up to readers and visitors to say why it’s especially welcoming to families. We look forward to the flood of nominations.”
Anne Cuthbertson, Editor of Life, The Sunday Telegraph, says, “The Sunday Telegraph is delighted to be working with charity Kids in Museums on the Family Friendly Museum Award. This award gives our readers a real voice, as they tell us both in the Life section and on our website, which museums they’ve enjoyed the most. It celebrates all the good work museums have done – large and small – throughout the country.”
How to make a nomination for the Family Friendly Museum Award
Anyone can make a nomination – readers, visitors, volunteers and staff in museums, as well as museums themselves. They just have to say why it’s the most family friendly and deserves to win:
Email: [email protected]
Post: Family Friendly Museum Award
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Visit: www.telegraph.co.uk/museumawards www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk
Nominations for the Award close on 2 December 2011. The longlist will be announced in The Sunday Telegraph and on the Kids in Museums website in February 2012.
Get a free Quentin Blake illustrated Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award A2 poster from [email protected]