TAKEOVER DAY IN ENGLAND
Takeover Day England
18th November, 2016

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Takeover Day England 2016 will take place on Friday 18th November!

The countdown to Takeover Day England 2016 has begun! What will you do on Takeover Day?

Takeover Day is a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the museum. So get involved this year on 18 November 2016.

Philip Mould, Kids in Museums President, Broadcaster and Author, says

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Kids in Museums President, Philip Mould

‘This Friday over 3500 young people are going to be at right at the heart of museums. For many of them, it will be their first experience of a museum. For all of them, it will be empowering and eye-opening, learning about museums from the inside. Young people are the heartbeat of the arts – they contribute fresh ideas and new perspectives. Takeover Day is about further encouraging the pivotal contribution that they make.’

 

Here’s how we can help with your plans for 2016:

  • Download our online resources, including fact sheets, case studies and tips. You can use and share these to help you plan your event
  • Our Takeover Day team can support with individual queries or just offer advice. Email us with your questions or ideas and we’ll see how we can help you.
  • Free ‘We’re Taking Over’ materials for all children and young people taking part. See what’s included in the free packs here

Planning and Sharing Events

Book a place on one of our free Planning and Sharing Events to learn more about Takeover Day and how it could work in your organisation. We’ll have case study reports from organisations who have previously run Takeovers, providing inspiration and ideas as well as tips on how to successfully run a Takeover Day. There will also be time within the session for you to discuss your own ideas and get feedback as well as the chance to talk directly to those who have already run successful and meaningful Takeover events.

Planning and Sharing events are free and open to any museum, gallery, archive or heritage site.

To find your nearest event and to book your free place, click here.

How to take part in 2016

If you’re a museum, gallery, archive, arts or heritage organisation, let us know you’re interested in taking part by emailing us or fill in our registration form located at the top right of this page. We can also add you to our communications list so you receive updates and top tips.

If you’re a school, youth group or young person who wants to get involved, talk to your local museum and direct them here. Tweet us @kidsinmuseums and @takeovermuseums and we’ll help spread the word.

Teen Twitter Takeover

Cultural and heritage organisations across the UK will hand their twitter feeds over to teenagers during Teen Twitter Takeover on 12 August 2016.

To find out more and to register, see here.

#Morethanaday

Why not make your fantastic Takeover Day an event that happens throughout the year? Join organisations who are already embedding takeovers into their regular programmes all year round.

Tweet @takeovermuseums to let us know that your Takeover Day is #Morethanaday.

Read what experiences have been gained from previous Takeover Day events

Watch this film about how Lowewood House was taken over by young people. They ran guides tours, sessions for children and met with VIP’s to share what they thought of the day.

‘One of the schools had not been to us before, even though they are within walking distance, they are now booking visits more frequently. The quiz that they wrote for Takeover Day is now used daily in our Social History Gallery as a part of the Activity trolley for younger visitors.’

‘The Youth Advisors led public conversations, challenging people’s perceptions of what young people and museums do. This is the first time anything like this has happened and their role has been acknowledged by our Visitor Experience team who now have a much better understanding of young people in the Museum.’

‘Our gallery team are much more receptive to engaging with young people (instead of viewing them with suspicion).’ ‘It was definitely a great opportunity for me, as a new Learning Officer, to give my colleagues an insight into my job, which has resulted in people being more aware and thoughtful about learning opportunities more generally in their work. Takeover Day has helped us to formally display that as a museum we are focused on involving children and young people in our work.’

Here are two excellent examples of Takeover Day projects from 2015:

For the first time in its 4,500 year old history, students took over adult roles at Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. They led tours at the stones, explained Neolithic artefacts in the museum at the Stonehenge visitor centre and explained objects in the Neolithic Houses to visitors from around the world. They developed new activities for primary school visitors and tried them out and tweeted, posted on Instagram, wrote articles and created a short film to copy deadlines.

At the home of cricket, Lord’s, two schools took over leading on guides tours of the grounds. Hearing from the children about the grounds and seeing their energy enthused the tour groups. The young experts let visitors over look the green, explore the real tennis court and see the ashes in the museum. They led groups throughout the site guiding them to each part of the large site while wearing their Official Tour Guide Blazers and ‘I’m Taking Over’ sticker.

More guidance and resources can be found on the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge website.

Are you a museum or gallery in Scotland? Find out what we did in 2013 Scotland.

Previous Takeover Days
  • Takeover Day 2015

    Takeover Day 2015 was a huge success with over 150 museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites running an event and more than 4000 children took part across England.

    ... read more

  • Takeover Day 2014

    We had a fantastic Takeover Day on the 21st November 2014. Over 140 museums, galleries and archives ran an event and more than 4,000 children took part across England.

    ... read more

Resources

Take a look at our reports, resources and case studies to inspire you for this year’s event. Find out how putting young people at the heart of a museum, gallery, archive, arts or heritage site makes it a vibrant and exciting place to be, and how working with young visitors in a slightly different way can bring fresh ideas and positive changes.

Put the date in your calendar and get in touch to get involved.

These resources are designed to help you organise and promote takeover day at your venue. If you’d like hard copies of our resources please get in touch:

Factsheets

Tips

Reports

Schools and Youth Groups

Takeover Arts Case Studies

Arts Award and Takeover Day Case Studies

2014 Case Studies

2013 Case Studies

2012 Case Studies

2011 Case Studies

2010 Case Studies

Register Your Event

Full name of Organisation
Organisation Address
Type of Museum
Other (please specify)
How is your organisation funded?
Other (please specify)
Are you signed up to the Kids in Museums Manifesto?
Want to know more about the manifesto?Click here
Arts Council region
Contact Name and Role
Contact Email
Contact Number
Twitter ID
Facebook Profile
Please tell us about any plans you have so far for Takeover Day
Will your Takeover Day be public facing? (will the public be able to see and take part in the action?)
Number of Participants
Age of Participants
Type of Group
Other (please specify)
Will you be working in partnership with another cultural or heritage organisation?
If yes, please specify the name(s) of organisations
Does your Takeover Day link up with any of the following themes or initiatives?
Artsaward Disability or access Heritage Lottery Funding – Young Roots Working with a Youth Panel World War 1 Centenary 
Date of Event

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Register Your Event
Full name of Organisation:
Organisation Address:
Contact Name and Role:
Contact Email:
Contact Number:
Twitter ID:
Facebook Profile:
Please tell us about any plans you have so far for Takeover Day Scotland:
Number of Participants:
Age of Participants:
Type of Group:
e.g. school, youth group, Scouts
Date of Event (if not on Takeover Day Scotland)
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Register Your Event

Full name of Organisation
Organisation Address
Type of Organisation
Other (please specify)
How is your organisation funded?
Other (please specify)
Are you signed up to the Kids in Museums Manifesto?
Want to know more about the manifesto? Click here
Contact Name and Role
Contact Email
Contact Number
Twitter ID
Facebook Profile
Please tell us about any plans you have so far for Takeover Day
Will your Takeover Day be public facing? (will the public be able to see and take part in the action?)
Will your Takeover Day involve using the Welsh medium?
Is your museum in a Communities First area?
Will you be involving a Communities First group?
Is your museum in a Pioneering area?
Number of Participants
Age of Participants
Type of Group
Other (please specify)
Will you be working in partnership with another cultural or heritage organisation?
If yes, please specify the name(s) of organisations
Does your Takeover Day link up with any of these themes or initiatives?
Artsaward Disability or access Heritage Lottery Funding – Young Roots Working with a Youth Panel World War 1 Centenary 
Date of Event

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Arall (rhowch y manylion)
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Rhif Cysylltu
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Os bydd, nodwch enw(au) y sefydliadau os gwelwch yn dda
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Number of packs
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Address resources should be sent to / Y cyfeiriad lle dylid anfon yr adnoddau*
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Name / Enw*
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Address resources should be sent to / Y cyfeiriad lle dylid anfon yr adnoddau*
Number of packs / Nifer y pecynnau
Type of pack / Y math o becyn
Number of Posters for your venue / Nifer y posteri i’ch safle
Any Other Comments / Unrhyw sylwadau eraill

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Register Your Event

Full name of Organisation
Organisation Address
Type of Museum
Other (please specify)
How is your organisation funded?
Other (please specify)
Are you signed up to the Kids in Museums Manifesto?
Want to know more about the manifesto?Click here
Arts Council region
Contact Name and Role
Contact Email
Contact Number
Twitter ID
Facebook Profile
Please tell us about any plans you have so far for Takeover Day
Will your Takeover Day be public facing? (will the public be able to see and take part in the action?)
Number of Participants
Age of Participants
Type of Group
Other (please specify)
Will you be working in partnership with another cultural or heritage organisation?
If yes, please specify the name(s) of organisations
Does your Takeover Day link up with any of the following themes or initiatives?
Artsaward Disability or access Heritage Lottery Funding – Young Roots Working with a Youth Panel World War 1 Centenary 
Date of Event

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