LONGLIST FOR 2015 TELEGRAPH FAMILY FRIENDLY MUSEUM AWARD ANNOUNCED
Visitors told us in their hundreds where they’d had the best time at a museum. They nominated one-room volunteer-run museums; big, national museums of worldwide fame; high art galleries stuffed with Impressionists; open air museums inhabited by costumed guides in period dress; Tudor palaces; Victorian mines; museums housed in old post offices, battlements and gunneries. Museums were nominated all over Britain, from the tip of Cornwall to Morayshire.
These 20 made it to the longlist:
Beamish Museum, Durham
Black Country Living Museum, Dudley
Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire
Cutty Sark, London
Diving Museum, Gosport, Hampshire
Elgin Museum, Moray
Gallery Oldham, Greater Manchester
Geffrye Museum, London
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey
Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey
National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon
Science Museum, London
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria
William Morris Gallery, London
The Winding House, Caerphilly
Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
The Family Friendly Museum Award is sponsored by Telegraph Newspaper Group and gets more nominations than any other museum award in Britain. A panel of volunteers spent a very long day whittling over 800 visitor nomination.
What Happens Next?
So what happens next? The longlist is put before a panel of experts, including our Patron celebrity children’s author Damian Dibben and historian and broadcaster Helen Castor. They choose a shortlist of six. These six museums are road-tested anonymously by families. These families pick the winner.
Do you want to be one of the mystery family museum judges and help choose who wins? Just email [email protected] telling us a little bit about your family and why you want to be judges.
The shortlisted museums are road-tested anonymously by families, using the Kids in Museums Manifesto as a guide to their family friendliness.
Families – Would your family like to be mystery museum judges and help pick the winner? Then email [email protected].
Order your free copy of the Kids in Museums Manifesto from [email protected]
Click here to read our Family Friendly Museum Award coverage in The Telegraph.
Want to find out more about the history of the Family Friendly Museum Award?
Have a look at some of our previous winners
Have a look which museums made it on to our shortlist in 2014
Find out more about the Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award – the biggest museum award in Britain and the only one judged by families at www.telegraph.co.uk/museumawards