Speaker at Family Fortunes Workshop September 2013
Speaker at Family Fortunes Workshop September 2013
Children from the Bowes Museum celebrating a successful Takeover Day 2013
Children from the Bowes Museum celebrating a successful Takeover Day 2013
Young People Filming in Newport for Our Take
Young People Filming in Newport for Our Take

Our Current Projects

Family Fortunes, Babies and Teens Workshops

How museums, galleries and visitor attractions can better welcome families, babies and teens, and why they should.

Find out more about our Family Fortunes workshop to be held in September in Manchester. If your museum is thinking about developing a family offer or if your existing services could benefit from a bit of an update then don’t miss our next ones. We also had a teen workshop this July where participants discovered ways to attract a different age group to their museum. Read more…

Click here to go to see future workshops!

Take Over Day

The countdown has started for 2014 as kids across England and Wales take over museums on Takeover Day and Taking Over Museums Day.

Takeover Day 2014 was launched at Ancient House Museum by their Teenage History Club and Damian Dibben, Takeover Day Ambassador for Kids in Museums. Read more about the Takeover Launch 

Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contribution to museums, galleries and historic homes. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum. How can you get involved this year?

Last year museums all over the UK let children take over in a series of exciting events in November 2013. There were specific projects happening in England, Scotland and Wales in over 160 museums, galleries and heritage sites. Read more…

Our Take

Revealing what a museum visit looks like from a young person’s perspective

Our Take Barn Ni – a film produced, presented, scripted and edited by teenagers at Newport and Wrexham museums. It’s a frank account of what teenagers want from a museum visit. It’s a bit like the Kids in Museums Manifesto  – except it’s compiled entirely by teenagers and is in a visual, rather than written form. It’s a teenage manifesto – accessible, fun to watch and for everyone. Read more…

The Flexible Family Ticket

What’s the shape of a typical family ticket to a museum or gallery?

  • Two plus two.

What’s the shape of today’s British family?

  • Mum plus her four kids.
  • Dad plus his only child, and the young cousin who lives with them.
  • Grandparents and their grandchildren for whom they care.
  • Big sister and very little sister, whom she looks after.
  • Mum, Dad, Auntie and her daughter.

Find out what we’re doing to improve family tickets

Book your place on our Family Fortunes workshop, Manchester, September 2013.

Your Museum Cafe

On today’s menu…

Lots of families have told us that a visit to the café is an important part of their museum experience.  They want to feel welcome in the whole museum, the café included.  The importance of extending family friendly values to the café even features as a point on the Kids in Museums Manifesto 2013

In response Kids in Museums started cooking something up: the Your Museum Café project, working with families, museums and galleries to produce guidelines for family friendly museum cafés that meet everyone’s needs – families, museums and other venues. Read more…