South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

Nominations open for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2019

Kids in Museums has opened nominations for the Family Friendly Museum Award 2019. The prize is awarded annually to one museum, gallery, historic home or heritage site in the UK that goes the extra mile to provide a great experience for families. The award was created in 2004 to give family visitors a voice and show that any museum, regardless of size or budget, can create a brilliant experience for families.


Nominations for the Family Friendly Museum Award can be made by anyone – children, parents, carers, grandparents – or by museums themselves. To make a nomination, fill in the online form on our website and tell us why your museum is the UK’s best for families. Nominations close at noon on 31 May 2019. The form and further information is available here: http://bit.ly/2U7oTxT


For the first time this year, in addition to one overall winner, award categories have been introduced based on museums’ visit numbers: Small, Medium and Large Museum. Full award guidance and materials to help promote nominations can be found here.

An updated Kids in Museums Manifesto has also been launched, following consultation with children, young people and families. This new condensed Manifesto is designed to help museums better welcome visitors of all ages and is used by family judges to rate the award shortlist.