Kay Carberry, Trustee, Mike Prescott, Senior Gallery Assistant (Retail) and Liz Thorpe, Learning Officer from People's History Museum, Manchester collect the Family Friendly Museum Award from Kids in Museums President, Philip Mould at last year's Award Ceremony.
Kay Carberry, Trustee, Mike Prescott, Senior Gallery Assistant (Retail) and Liz Thorpe, Learning Officer from People's History Museum, Manchester collect the Family Friendly Museum Award from Kids in Museums President, Philip Mould at last year's Award Ceremony.
2017 Shortlisted Museum: Dylan Thomas Centre
2017 Shortlisted Museum: Dylan Thomas Centre
2017 Shortlisted Museum: River & Rowing Museum
2017 Shortlisted Museum: River & Rowing Museum
2017 Shortlisted Museum: Tudor House Museum
2017 Shortlisted Museum: Tudor House Museum
2017 Shortlisted Museum: Vale and Downland Museum
2017 Shortlisted Museum: Vale and Downland Museum

Awards

Nominations now closed for the 2018 Family Friendly Museum Award

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination for the 2018 Family Friendly Museum Award. We’ve received hundreds of nominations for museums all over the UK and we’re really looking forward to reading them all.

What happens next?
A group of volunteers sifts through all the hundreds of nominations and whittles them down to a shortlist. The shortlist will be announced on 21 June 2018. Watch out for the announcement on social media #FFMA18

Over the summer, the shortlisted museums are road-tested anonymously by families, using the Kids in Museums Mini Manifesto as a guide to their family friendliness. If you’re interested in being an undercover family judge please email [email protected]

The winner will be revealed at the Award Ceremony in October.

About the Family Friendly Museum Award
The Family Friendly Museum Award is the biggest museum award in Britain – and the only one where families decide the winner.

Being part of the Award is an amazing experience for museums of all shapes and sizes. Some of the shortlisted museums and the 2017 winner, the People’s History Museum, have told us about the importance of the award to their museum in acknowledging the contribution made by staff, raising profile and celebrating the achievements of small local museums.

“We are so thrilled to win the Family Friendly Museum Award. It’s such an honour for all the staff who welcome families to the museum daily. Welcoming families is right at the top of our priorities and we hope we can be an inspiration to all, even to a future prime minister!”

Liz Thorpe, Learning Officer, People’s History Museum

 

 “For a small independent museum without a huge budget or team, this is an enormous deal. But that is what the Family Friendly awards have always done: celebrated not just the big national museums, but the Tudor House sized ones too. Size isn’t important, it’s how you make the families visiting you feel, and here we’ve always prided ourselves on making everyone, regardless of age and ability, feel welcome and included.”

Tonia Collett, Tudor House Museum manager, telling Worcester News about being nominated for the Family Friendly Museum Award

 

 “We would like to say how being shortlisted for the Family Friendly Award has raised the profile of the museum with families and given us the opportunity to strive to develop more creative activities for children and young people. We are so honoured! Thank you to all the families that came to visit us.”

Lisa Shames, Learning Officer, Jewish Museum

 

Find out more about the Award here. Take a look at some of our previous winners.

The Family Friendly Museum Award is kindly supported by Edwardian Hotels London.

Terms and Conditions of Family Friendly Museum Award.

 

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