The Award – the biggest museum award in the country and the only one where families pick the winner is run by charity Kids in Museums. Kids in Museums works with museums nationwide to help them welcome families and children.

Nominations can be made by anyone children, parents, grandparents, uncles, cousins, neighbours. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a giant National museum or a tiny two-room local gallery. It can be volunteer-run or boast a team of curators. It can be best known for its outstanding collection of French 19th century porcelain or be alive with high-tech interactives (or even better – both!) What matters most is that the museum goes that extra mile to provide an excellent family friendly experience.

Deadline for nominations 11 July 2016. The Family Friendly Award shortlist will be announced on 19 July 2016.

The Family Friendly Museum Award is kindly supported by Philip Mould Gallery and the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.