Cathy Gruba and Anna Smalley from Tullie House presenting at our Family Fortunes workshop at the Foundling Museum, December 2015
Cathy Gruba and Anna Smalley from Tullie House presenting at our Family Fortunes workshop at the Foundling Museum, December 2015
School children at Cutty Sark delivering a performance on Takeover Day 2015
School children at Cutty Sark delivering a performance on Takeover Day 2015
Lynn Youth Forum getting to grips with filming equipment on the Teen Take Film Project
Lynn Youth Forum getting to grips with filming equipment on the Teen Take Film Project

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 Teen workshop held at the London Zoo in September 2015 and our Family Workshop and other workshops held in 2015. 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.  Read more…

Click here to go to see future workshops!

Takeover 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. See what happened in 2015 here.

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

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

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…