Kid's in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home shortlist announced

29 Jul 2020

The Glucksman – Creativity At Home and The Museum of Childhood Ireland Project – Project 2020 Together, Le Chéile, are among the five programmes shortlisted for the Kid's in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award From Home in the category of Best International Digital Activity.

Kids in Museums have run the annual Family Friendly Museum Award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK and internationally. This year, they asked families and museums to share what they thought was the best online activity for families during lockdown.

From over 400 nominations from all over the world for a huge range of activities, from films and quizzes to games and crafts, an expert panel whittled down the nominations to a shortlist of 26 museums that have gone the extra mile to support families.

Alison Bowyer, Executive Director of Kids in Museums, said: “We have been blown away by the standard and amount of great content that museums have produced to entertain families and promote their wellbeing during lockdown. Museum staff have adapted quickly, learning new skills and making the best of limited resources to create inventive new activities for different ages.

“I’d like to congratulate all the organisations that have been shortlisted for our award against tough competition from around the world. It’s brilliant to be able to recognise and celebrate their hard work in these challenging times.”

Click here for a full list of shortlisted museums and further information.