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 past Family Fortunes workshop 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…
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Take Over Day
Kids across England, Scotland and Wales take over museums on Takeover Day and Taking Over Museums Day.
Museums all over the UK let children take over in a series of exciting events in November 2013. This year there were specific projects happening in England, Scotland and Wales in over 160 museums, galleries and heritage sites. 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…
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.
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…