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Some of the team at the Museum of Liverpool were recently invited along to the Kid’s in Museums award ceremony in London. Chris Kerfoot, Education Team Leader takes us through the nomination process and the excitement of the awards.
Acknowledgement can be so powerful and inspiring. Earlier this year, over 800 museums, galleries and heritage attractions across Great Britain were nominated by the public for the Family Friendly Museum Awards 2019. These annual prizes are awarded by the charity Kids in Museums.
From over 800 nominations, fifteen venues were chosen as finalists, amongst them National Museums Liverpool had two venues nominated, World Museum and Museum of Liverpool. The finalists were invited to the Mayfair Hotel in London for the announcement of the winners.
The awards are described as the ‘Baftas of the Museum World’ and venues were split into categories depending upon their visitor numbers for the judging. All the finalists received certificates presented by television broadcaster and President of Kids in Museums Philip Mould. Then the winners in each category were announced.
The winner of the Large Museum category was Museum of Liverpool.
This wonderful accolade is testament to all the wonderful teams working at the Museum of Liverpool now, in the past and in the developing stages of our Museum. Together we have faced many challenges along the way but have triumphed to be regarded as one of the most family friendly museums in the country.
Thank you to all those people who nominated the Museum of Liverpool, thank you to all the judges, we are glad you enjoyed your visits and thank you for acknowledging all our hard work. We welcome everybody to our Museum and are particularly happy that families feel particular welcome. You are all very welcome to share our Museum and remember acknowledging others can be so important and heartening.
Liverpool Tramcar 245, restored by a partnership between National Museums Liverpool, Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society (MTPS) and Wirral Borough Council over a six year period, was launched back into service on 12 September 2015.
Following on from winning Tram of the Year for 2015 it has now been voted the Heritage Railway Association ‘Carriage and Wagon Award for self propelled vehicles.’
The award was presented by railway enthusiast and record producer Pete Waterman at a ceremony in Birmingham on 9 February. Rob Jones from MTPS proudly collected the award on behalf of the partners in the restoration project. Read more…
7 October 2016 by Stacey
Hannah McColgan, Retail Operations Manager blogs about the Museum of Liverpool’s very own toy story:
“Last week the Museum of Liverpool was thrilled to be awarded a Toymark Award for Good Practice 2016 by consumer action group Let Toys Be Toys, in recognition of how all toys and books in our shops are offered to both boys and girls regardless of the item’s gender stereotype.
We know its not the Oscars but this award, voted for by the public, is great recognition for the work done by the members of the Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society (MTPS) on our wonderful tram.
The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, ran for six years and the majority of work was done by a group of dedicated volunteers from MTPS with support from the Museum of Liverpool and Wirral Borough Council.
Tramcar 245 received 41% of the vote, beating trams from Blackpool, Bury and London. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, your support is much appreciated. Read more…
26 April 2013 by David Fleming
The UK does badly nowadays in the Eurovision Song Contest. So, either our national musical proficiency has declined, or the UK simply isn’t everyone’s cup of tea when it comes to European voting. It is something of a special surprise then that there is one European vote that the UK has won recently – when the Museum of Liverpool was awarded the Council of Europe Museum Prize for 2013. On Tuesday 23 April I was in the beautiful city of Strasbourg to collect the award, in the magnificent Palais Rohan. Read more…
15 June 2012 by Sam Vaux
We were very excited this morning to return triumphant from last night’s fantastic 2012 Liverpool City Region Annual Tourism Awards, where we walked away with no less than three awards!
More than 400 guests joined the celebrations to recognise quality and excellence during a black tie ceremony hosted by local TV personality Terri Dwyer at the BT Convention Centre.
It was a glittering evening organised by the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership with singing from Rare Liverpool, a dramatic opening of jaw dropping acrobatics from the Airborn Academy and The Beatles’ greatest hits from a local tribute band.
The first award we won was for the coveted Tourism Marketing Initiative of the Year Award for the Museum of Liverpool opening campaign. The second success of the night was winning the Tourism Event of the Year award for the Museum of Liverpool People’s Opening and finally NML Trading won the award for Excellence in Business Tourism. It was a huge team effort so congratulations to everyone! Read more…
18 May 2012 by Lynn
Celebrating her 80th birthday this year, Sylvia continues to be an inspiration for all women who work alongside her. Sylvia is an important figure in Liverpool’s art and culture scene and has been a committed volunteer at National Museums Liverpool for the past 25 years. We were inspired to nominate Sylvia for her enthusiasm, dedication and outstanding contribution to the Walker Art Gallery Education team, inspiring all those she comes in contact with. Read more…
22 November 2011 by Sam
The Telegraph family friendly award 2012 has just been launched by Kids in Museums and the Telegraph newspaper. It’s the biggest museum award in Britain and the only one judged by families, so to win would be a huge achievement.
We think that World Museum deserves a family friendly award, because there are so many activities inside for all ages. We hope that you agree – if you do then please send in a nomination! You just need to email firstname.lastname@example.org before 2 December and say why World Museum is family friendly and deserves to win. Further details about the award are on the Kids in Museums website. Read more…
13 October 2011 by Lynn
So, it’s official. The Museum of Liverpool’s got style. As if we didn’t know!
The museum has been nominated in The Visitor Award category at the Juice FM Style Awards.
The Style Awards are Juice FM’s annual celebration of style in Liverpool, with award categories ranging from the “Most Stylish Scouser” award to the “Lifestyle Award”.
The people of Liverpool nominated their top three in each category.
Not that we’re trying to influence you, but you can vote for the Museum of Liverpool now at: http://promo.u-loader.com/juicefm/style-awards/visitor-award.html. But be quick – voting closes on 23 October. Read more…