CAN Mezzanine customer, Kids in Museums has launched its 2017 Family Friendly Museum Award to give families and children the chance to nominate which museum, gallery, heritage site, science centre or historic home gives the warmest welcome to families.
Based at CAN Mezzanine, Borough, Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families.
Kids in Museums state that, 'Nominations can be made by anyone - children, parents, visitors, visitor organisations and museums themselves. You can nominate 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 both!). What matters most is that it goes that extra mile to provide an excellent family friendly experience.
‘Tell us why the museum is so special. What is the welcome like? What really stands out in the family offer? Tell us lots – we love to hear all your museum stories. Take a look at the Kids in Museums Mini Manifesto. How does the museum match up to the Mini Manifesto’s 8 points on how to make a museum family friendly?’
2015 winners Tullie House
How to make a nomination
Family Friendly Museum Award
Kids in Museums
7 – 14 Great Dover Street
London SE1 4YR
Tweet that you’ve put in a nomination on Twitter mentioning @kidsinmuseums #FFMA17
The deadline for nominations is noon on Friday 2nd June. Volunteers then create a shortlist from the nominees which is announced on Thursday 22nd June.
2016 winners York Art Gallery
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.