Family Friendly

This new programme is designed to encourage museums to sign up to and embed the Kids in Museums manifesto.

This new programme is designed to encourage museums to sign up to and embed the Kids in Museums manifesto.

As part of the programme we will run an annual Family Friendly Briefing Session with Kids in Museums, which will showcase current best practice in family-friendly activities and provide zero-cost tips to help museums meet the Kids in Museums manifesto.

By 2022 we are hoping that 60% of London’s non-national, non-NPO museums will have signed up to the manifesto.

From 2019, those museums which have signed up to the manifesto will be able to apply for a small grant to embed an aspect of it in their work.

In all 8 museums per year between 2019 and 2022 will be supported to:

  • Enable non-national museums to embrace and embed their welcome to children, families and young people
  • Enable non-national museums to use the Kids in Museum Manifesto as a development tool to increase the number of family-friendly museums
  • Increase staff confidence in developing family-friendly activities and work

The Family Friendly Programme is open to the following London museums:

  • Non-national non-NPO accredited museums
  • Non-national non-NPO museums who are officially working towards accreditation

If you have any questions about the Family Friendly Programme please do contact: [email protected].

Year Two April 2019 – March 2020 Programme

Family Friendly Programme Briefing Session
Friday 01 March, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Museum of London, London Wall

London Museum Development's new Family Friendly Programme makes children, family and young people’s programmes a key issue for London’s non-national museums. This new programme is designed to encourage more museums to sign up to and embed the Kids in Museums Manifesto. Over the 4 years this programme will showcase how museums are embedding children, family and young people-friendly practices and creating museums that are more welcoming to these audiences.

This first annual briefing session and grant opportunity will support London’s non-national museums to embed their children, family and young people’s work. The briefing session will focus on the following areas:

  1. Understanding the Kids in Museums Manifesto
  2. Creative ways to meet aspects of the Manifesto that museums particularly struggle with, along with zero-cost tips to help museums meet the Kids in Museums manifesto
  3. Current best practice in family-friendly activities
  4. Planning for family friendly activities and initiatives
  5. Understanding the new Family Friendly Grant Programme

As part of the briefing session delegates will also be introduced to the new Family Friendly Grants. As part of the programme LMD will be offering 8 small grants to delegates of the Briefing Session. The aim of the grant is to support museums to embed an aspect of the Kids in Museums Manifesto into their work.

As this training is linked to an LMD Grant Programme, this session is only for staff working in accredited non-national and non-NPO museums, which holds either full or provisional accreditation status, and those museums officially working towards accreditation. A course outline for this session will be made available shortly. Please use our online booking form to secure a place on this workshop.

Please note a member of the organisation must attend the whole briefing session and be signed up to the Kids in Museums Manifesto upon applying to be eligible to apply for the grant.