A Guide to Takeover Day
Welcome to our new Takeover Day film series offering support and advice to help you plan your own Takeover Day.
On this page you’ll find seven films that take you through all of the stages of planning your Takeover Day.
Takeover Day is when museums, galleries, historic homes, archives and heritage sites invite young people in to take over jobs normally done by adults.
In this first film Laura Bedford, Head of Programmes at Kids in Museums, explains what Takeover Day is, why you should get involved and what resources we have to help you.
After you’ve watched this introductory film, you can watch the remaining films below as a series or dip in and out according to your interests.
Each film is accompanied by links to the resources mentioned.
Takeover Day: How to overcome external barriers
In our second Takeover Day film, Caroline Marcus, Training Consultant, talks about how to overcome some of the external barriers to taking part in Takeover Day. This includes how to find a partner to work with.
Takeover Day: How to overcome internal challenges
In our third Takeover Day film, Caroline Marcus, Training Consultant, talks about how to overcome some of the internal challenges involved in participating in Takeover Day, including how to find the time and resources for the project.
Takeover Day: Why take part?
In the fourth Takeover Day film, Emmajane Avery, Chair of Kids in Museums, shares why you should take part in Takeover Day and what benefits it has for young people and for museums. This film could be useful to show to other members of staff in your organisation to persuade them to get involved with your Takeover Day.
Takeover Day: Poole Museum
In our fifth Takeover Day film, Rebecca Rossiter, Public Programming and Learning Manager, tells us about Takeover Day at Poole Museum.
- Takeover Day: Llanelly House
Takeover Day: What's next?
The final film in our Takeover Day series outlines how to find more advice and inspiration for planning your event.