Check Out the Best ‘At Home’ Museums for Families to Enjoy

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The Glucksman Ireland shortlisted for family friendly museum award

While museums may have been closed for the last few months, many varied museums used it as an opportunity to create fun, inspiring and engaging activities for families to enjoy at home. After receiving hundreds of nominations, Kids in Museums has announced their shortlist of 26 museums around the world in the running for Family Friendly Museum Award From Home:

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Kids in Museums has run the annual Family Friendly Museum Award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family-friendly heritage sites in the UK. This year, they asked families and museums to share what they thought was the best online activity for families during lockdown.

More than 400 nominations from all over the world were received, for a huge range of activities, from films and quizzes to games and crafts. An expert panel whittled down the nominations to a shortlist of 26 museums that have gone the extra mile to support families.

“We have been blown away by the standard and amount of great content that museums have produced to entertain families and promote their wellbeing during lockdown,” said Alison Bowyer, Executive Director of Kids in Museums.

“Museum staff have adapted quickly, learning new skills and making the best of limited resources to create inventive new activities for different ages.”

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Family Friendly Museum Award From Home Shortlist

Best Film

Best Social Media Activity

Best Website Activity

Going the Extra Mile

Best International Digital Activity

Over the summer holidays, family judges will try out all the activities and their feedback will decide a winner and highly commended award for each category. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October.

Lead image © The Glucksman, Ireland. Photo By Tomas Tyner, UCC.

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Have your say! Have you visited any of the museums in the running for the Family Friendly Museum Award From Home? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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