Kids in Museums


Kids in Museums work with museums to help them welcome and include families, teenagers and children.  More than 550 museums have signed up to the Kids in Museums Manifesto, compiled from comments from visitors about what they want from museums.

Trinity College London have been working in partnership with Kids in Museums to encourage museums to get involved in Arts Award and two years ago we published our joint resource, Five reasons your museum should do Arts Award (also available in Welsh).

We have also produced the following case studies:

Lakeland Museums Education Network's Discover with local schools

Norwich Castle's work experience Bronze in a week

Watts Gallery's outreach Bronze

Penlee House's Takeover Day partnership for Bronze, Silver and Gold


Takeover Day

This year we’ve been working in partnership to encourage organisations to use Arts Award with Takeover Day, a celebration of children and young people’s contributions to museums, galleries, arts organisations, archives and heritage sites. It’s a day on which they are given meaningful roles, working alongside staff and volunteers to participate in the life of the organisation.

The next Takeover Day is taking place in 2022. Find out how to get involved.

Many of the activities offered to children and young people have a natural fit with Arts Award.  Arts Award can also help museums with the aim of making the Takeover Experience more than a day, developing a longer term relationship between the organisation and those Taking Over.

Read our resource on ways you can connect your Takeover activities with Arts Award.

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