Family Friendly Museums

Museums Development East Midlands and Kids in Museums are pleased to be launching their partnership support programme for museums in the region, focusing on creating a family friendly museums environment for participating organisations.

This programme aims to:

  • Support museums who do not have a dedicated learning member of staff to become more family friendly organisations.
  • Understand the motivations and barriers for family audiences visiting museums.
  • Learn how to develop family friendly interpretation which can help staff to create labels, trails and other resources for families.
  • Promote your family provision to a wider family audience.
  • Enable museums to embed family friendliness as an organisation.
  • Provide museums with online training sessions, peer group meetings, one to one support, resources and signposting.

Museum Outcomes:

  • Museums will have become more family friendly organisations.
  • Museums will have developed an understanding of the motivations and barriers (including the impact of COVID-19) for family audiences visiting museums.
  • Museums will have developed family friendly interpretation which can help staff to create labels, trails and other resources for families.
  • Museums will be able to promote their family provision to a wider range of families.
  • Museums will embed family friendliness as an organisation.
  • Museums will have worked together across the cohort to provide shared learning and peer support.

For more information please download download our Family Friendly Museums Programme Information document and complete the Expression Of Interest Family Friendly Programme.

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