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Strong showing by South East museums in Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Awards longlist

The longlist for the Family Friendly Museums Awards 2015 - organised by Kids in Museums and sponsored by the Telegraph Newspaper Group - has been announced.

No fewer than four of the 20 shortlisted museums are in the South East, demonstrating the brilliant commitment of our region to being family friendly.

These 20 made it to the longlist:

Beamish Museum, Durham

Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire

Cutty Sark, London

Diving Museum, Gosport, Hampshire

Elgin Museum, Moray

Gallery Oldham, Greater Manchester

Geffrye Museum, London

Hampton Court Palace, Surrey

Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey

Milton Keynes Museum

National Coal Mining Museum, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

River & Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire

Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, Devon

Science Museum, London

Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon life

Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Cumbria

William Morris Gallery, London

The Winding House, Caerphilly

Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland

Congratulations to all longlisted museums. The longlist will now be put before a panel of experts, including Kids in Museums Patron celebrity children’s author Damian Dibben and historian and broadcaster Helen Castor. They choose a shortlist of six. These six museums are road-tested anonymously by families using the Kids in Museums Manifesto as a guide to their family friendliness. These families pick the winner. Kids in Museums are now recruiting families to be judges.

Family Friendly Museum Awards