Family Fortunes, Babies and Teens Workshops
How museums, galleries and visitor attractions can better welcome families and teens, and why they should.
Why not come to our Family Fortunes workshop in September? If your museum is thinking about developing a family offer or if your existing services could benefit from a bit of an update then this workshop is for you. How does your museum cater for babies and toddlers? Our Babies in Museums workshop will offer helpful hints and inspiration. We also offer a teen workshop this July where participants can discover ways to attract a different age group to their museum. Read more…
The Flexible Family Ticket
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.
What’s the shape of a typical family ticket to a museum or gallery?
- Two plus two.
Take Over Day
Kids across the country took over museums on Takeover Day last November.
Kids in Museums joined forces for the third year with the Children’s Commissioner to support Takeover Day on 23rd November 2012. Takeover Day is an annual event offering children and young people across the country the chance to work alongside adults and get involved in decision-making. Read more…
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…
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…