Kids in Museums

Kids in Museums

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families, children and young people, in particular those who haven’t visited before. With a dedicated Board of Trustees and an exciting range of events, partnerships and initiatives, Kids in Museums gives families and young people visiting museums and galleries across Britain a dynamic and powerful voice. The Kids in Museums Manifesto and the Family Friendly Museum Award have been incredibly successful ways of encouraging and guiding museums and galleries across the country to make family visits engaging and enjoyable.


We work with museums to make them more accessible and open to children and young people across England and Wales. We run workshops for museum professionals to learn more about how to welcome young people and families to their venues. We also run Takeover Day, an annual event which in 2015 involved 5000 children and young people taking on empowering and meaningful roles within museums and galleries, from leading and delivering tours to developing events and exhibitions.  

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