TAKEOVER DAY IN WALES - DIWRNOD MEDDIANNU
Takeover Day Wales
9th November, 2017

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The countdown has begun… What will you do for Takeover Day Wales 2017?

Takeover Day Wales 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.

Find out more about Takeover Day at the Egypt Centre, Swansea on 10 November 2016 where Economy Secretary, Ken Skates, was shown around by young volunteers.

Actor Michael Sheen, Kids in Museums Patron, says,

Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen

‘Takeover Day gives hundreds of young people the chance not only to do something new and experience museums for the first time, but for their voices to be heard. It provides an opportunity for young people throughout Wales to talk about their heritage – to share concerns and imagine new futures. In challenging times, museums can act as the cement in our communities, bringing young people together to tell their stories. Put museums at the centre of our communities and young people at their heart, and we will all experience a richer, more vibrant culture which excites and enthrals everyone.’

Feeling inspired and wanted to get involved? Read more about how to take part:

If you’re a museum, gallery, archive, arts or heritage organisation, let us know you’re interested in taking part by emailing [email protected] We’ll 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.

To help with your plans we provide:  

  • Online resources, including fact sheets, case studies and tips. Download and share these to help you plan your event
  • Support from our Takeover team. Email us your questions or ideas and we’ll help you with individual queries or offer advice.
  • Mailouts with top tips and information. To be kept up to date join our mailing list
  • Free ‘We’re Taking Over’ materials for all children and young people taking part. Take a look here.

Planning and Sharing Events

Come along to a free Planning and Sharing event to gain:

  • Ideas that put young people at the heart of your work
  • Inspiration from venues who took part last year
  • Planning time and guidance for your Takeover Day
  • Networking with partners you can work with on Takeover Day

These events are being held across the UK. Click here for the full details.

Tips on maximising your resources

Takeover Day Wales doesn’t have to cost a lot – involving young people on Takeover Day can save you money!

Here are some tips on using what you have already got and finding the resources you need to maximise the impact of your project.

Teen Twitter Takeover

Cultural and heritage organisations across the UK will hand over their Twitter feeds to teenagers for Teen Twitter Takeover on 11 August 2017.

We’ve developed some guidance for Welsh museums on how young people can takeover a museum’s Twitter feed and comply with the Welsh Language Standard.

To see what happened last year and see how you can take part this year, click here.

Previous years

Read what experiences have been gained from previous Takeover Day events,

‘The museum has always worked with groups but this work has always been undertaken by an education officer. Now other staff can see the benefits of engaging with this audience.’

‘We started small last year and the children gave us a lot of food for thought in regards to new ideas and how we can do things differently.’

‘Welsh Baccalaureate students have created a young person’s guided tour, which they are going to deliver to new pupils in the summer term.’

‘The young people involved have given us an idea of how to involve more similar groups – we have now committed to doing four community engagement events in a similar vein across the year.’

Takeover Day Wales is organised by Kids in Museums, supported by Welsh Government.

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

Previous Takeover Days
  • Takeover Day Wales 2016

    We had a fantastic Takeover Day on Thursday 10th November 2016. Almost 50 museums including Cardiff Story Museum, National Slate Museum and National Library of Wales were run by over 1000 children, doing the jobs adults usually do. They were pest controllers, tour guides, curators, conservators, interpreters, front of house and worked in the café.

    ... read more

  • Taking Over Day 2015

    We had a fantastic Taking Over Day on Thursday the 12th November 2015. Over 45 museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites ran an event and more than 800 children took part across Wales. Children and young people across Wales took over cafes and shops, they created trails, contributed to exhibitions and delivered tours.

    ... read more

Resources

 

Take a look at our reports, resources and case studies to inspire you for  your event. If you’d like hard copies of our bilingual resources, please get in touch.

To read all of Kids in Museums Takeover Day Resources download the Takeover Day Factsheets Pack

You can read Kids in Museums Takeover Day Resources individually by clicking on the links below:

In addition to these resources you can use our Press Release Template to share your plans with the press.

Reports

Case Studies 2015

Case Studies 2014

Case Studies 2013

Case Studies 2012

See who is taking part in Takeover Day Wales 2017...

Register Your Event

Full name of Organisation
Organisation Address
Type of Museum
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How is your organisation funded?
Other (please specify)
IS your Education/Learning Department solel run by volunteers?
Are you signed up to the Kids in Museums Manifesto?
Want to know more about the manifesto?Click here
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Are you an Accredited Museum?
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Contact Number
Twitter ID
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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
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Type of Group
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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?
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Type of Organisation
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How is your organisation funded?
Other (please specify)
Are you signed up to the Kids in Museums Manifesto?
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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
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Are the young participants you are working with fluent Welsh speakers?
Is your museum in a Communities First area?
Will you be involving a Communities First group?
Is your museum in a Pioneering area?
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Type of Group
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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?
Arts AwardDigital Heritage StationsDisabled/SEN groupsHeritage Lottery Funding – Young RootsUniformed Groups - Brownies / Guides / Scouts / Cubs / BeaversWelsh BaccalaureateWorking with a Youth PanelWorld War 1 Centenary
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The information provided in this form will be securely stored by Kids in Museums. We will use it to inform you about other Kids in Museums activities, projects and services and to report to our funders. Your data will not be sold or shared with third parties. If you would like to be removed for our mailing list at any point, please contact [email protected]

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