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Museum of Liverpool wins family friendly award

12 November 2019 by Megan

Pictured at the awards ceremony L-R: Julia Bryan, Senior Education Manager, Melody Sparks, Visitor Assistant, Philp Mould, art dealer, broadcaster and host, Chris Kerfoot, Education Team Leader, Museum of Liverpool. © Jayne Lloyd

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.

Kids in Museums Family Friendly Award

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.

Everyone welcome – especially unicorns

28 September 2018 by Ann

Unicorns learning about life in the Eighteenth century!

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…

Half term fun

24 May 2018 by Megan

 

Half-term is upon us and National Museums Liverpool has a fantastic range of activities to keep the whole family busy. Read more…

Four more reasons to visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery

2 November 2016 by Jo Keenan

young boy with a backpack looking at art gallery displays

Explore the Gallery with a ‘When I was little’ backpack © Pete Carr

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…

Why World Museum is a hit with the kids

3 December 2014 by Lynn

Boy enjoys snakes exhibitionWith a huge range things to see including a planetarium, dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt gallery, our bug house and an aquarium – there really is something for everyone in World Museum.

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?
Read more…

Show us pictures of your visit to the International Slavery Museum

18 August 2014 by Mitty

children with their faces painted, listening intently to an unseen storyteller

Family activities at last year’s Slavery Remembrance Day © Simon Webb

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!

Do you fancy sharing your pictures? You could tag International Slavery Museum on facebook or @slaverymuseum on twitter – and if you’re not following us, why not?! Read more…

Kwanzaa Cards

17 December 2013 by Mitty

AWEC crafts

Craft in the Anthony Walker Education Centre © Pete Carr

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…

School holiday survival guide

29 July 2013 by Angela

Children in the Walker Art Gallery looking at a painting

The school holidays are here. Six idyllic weeks with your angelic little ones to look forward to… here’s our guide to making the most of the summer, even when their halos slip a little: Read more…



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