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 held in September in Manchester 2014. 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 in July 2014 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

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?

In 2014, museums all over the UK let children take over in a series of exciting events in November. There were specific projects happening in England and Wales in over 170 museums, galleries and heritage sites. Read more…

Teenage Film Projects

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

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

For more information and to book your place on our Family Fortunes workshop click here

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…