Is your local museum up for an award?

Shortlist announced for Family Friendly Museum Award


The shortlist is out for the best family friendly museum in the country. Recommended by families like you, the shortlist has been whittled down by a panel of judges from 20 nominations to the six finalists. But it’s families who will get the final say.


The six finalists are:

The criteria included activities for children and teenagers of different age groups, specialist educational sessions for children, general accessibility (such as highchairs in the café) and the museum’s interaction with the local community. The Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award will be announced in early April.


Is your local museum on the list? You can volunteer to be an undercover judge by emailing And if you’ve been to any great museums lately, share your recommendations with other mums in your neighbourhood. And if you’re looking for a great place to take the family, here’s 10 of the best family-friendly museums around.

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