Posts tagged with 'family friendly'
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.
28 September 2018 by Ann
The Lady Lever Art Gallery was named in memory of Lord Lever’s wife Elizabeth and was built to house an art collection to share with Lever’s soap factory workers. It’s always been about community and inclusion and today is no different. It’s not uncommon for us to hear parents say they don’t think the gallery is for them as they fear they’ll be too noisy or it’ll go over the kids’ heads. We’d like to shout from the top of our beautiful glass domes that we love noise, creativity and little ones and we’d love you to come and visit! Read more…
2 November 2016 by Jo Keenan
The Education team at the Lady Lever Art Gallery have launched new resources for family visitors as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded project work.
The resources link to the recently refurbished South End galleries and are free to borrow from the Welcome Desk on arrival. Read more…
3 December 2014 by Lynn
We think it’s a great place for kids. Happily for us, it’s not just us that think this – World Museum has just won the ‘Best day out for under 12s’ at the Family Go Live awards. Yay!
So, what is it that appeals most to children at the museum?
18 August 2014 by Mitty
So we’re in the midst of the summer holidays!! Here at the International Slavery Museum we have great free events every day of the week for all to enjoy, so far we’ve been having fun with flags, making funky shakers and also decorating traditional West African mask designs. Loads of you come every day to enjoy our sessions and we would love to see what you are making!
17 December 2013 by Mitty
Just thought I’d let you know about our festive craft activities that we’ll be running later this month. You might think it would be Christmas but it’s actually the lesser known festival of Kwanzaa. It is an African-American celebration of family community and culture. This Pan-African celebration takes place between Christmas and New Year and we’ll be making kwanzaa cards to celebrate. If you ask very nicely we might even get out the glitter glues! Read more…