Young people at the launch of Takeover Birmingham
Young people at the launch of Takeover Birmingham
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

 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 how to take part here.

Teen Twitter Takeover

Cultural and heritage organisations across the UK hand their twitter feeds over to teenagers on Teen Twitter Takeover Day.  To find out more about this project and what happened last year, see here

Takeover Birmingham

Takeover Birmingham was a Cultural Citizens Pilot Programme funded by Arts Council England. It grew out of the 2016 Culture White Paper and was one of three pilot projects designed to ensure that the arts and culture are open to everyone.

During the 2016/17 academic year, over 200 young people aged 11-14 with no significant experience of the arts joined Takeover Birmingham Clubs run by culture and heritage organisations across the city. The arts organisations involved ranged from Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to Flat Pack Film Festival and Birmingham Open Media.

Takeover Birmingham gave young people meaningful, decision-making roles in the arts and cultural life of the city. Young people involved did everything from setting up new social media channels and making films to organising and curating events and exhibitions. Nearly 200 of the young people gained an Arts Award qualification as a result of the project and built many valuable skills and the desire and confidence to make culture a part of their lives. The culmination of the project was a celebratory event at Birmingham City University created by young people working with Women in Theatre.

Watch the Takeover Birmingham film

Listen to music made by the participating young people

You can read more about the Cultural Citizens project and impact it had on young people in Birmingham here

Gigs in Museums

Gigs in Museums was a pilot project to bring new young audiences to Welsh museums and libraries run by Kids in Museums and Get It Loud In Libraries and funded by the Welsh Government. Over the course of 2017/18 we partnered with three museums and libraries across Wales, bring hundreds of children, families and teenagers into museums and libraries in Aberystwyth, Bargoed and Swansea.

Find out more

Teenage Film Projects

Revealing what a museum visit looks like from a young person’s perspective

Read more…

Workshops

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…

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…

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