Family Friendly Museums : See your offer for families thrive!

Event Date:28 November 2019 10:30 am — 28 November 2019 3:45pm

Thursday 28th November 2019, 10.30am-3.45pm
Location : Tunbridge Wells

This one-day training event will offer ideas, hints and practical low cost tips on developing your offer for your family audiences. 

Families are a key audience for many museums but is there more you could offer to encourage families of all shapes and sizes to visit, and to come back?

Covering everything from how to market to families to creating child-friendly labels, from hosting a Takeover Day to making your café more family-friendly, this day is perfect for those who are keen to see their offer for families and young people thrive!

The day is being organised by Kids in Museums in conjunction with South East Museum Development. Using the updated Kids in Museums manifesto as a framework, the day will include a chance to share thoughts and address challenges, case study examples and some practical ideas and resources to take away.

Participants will:

·         Gain an understanding of how the Kids in Museums manifesto can be used as a framework to make practical changes that improve the family offer.

·         Draw inspiration from a range of case studies and low cost practical examples of family-friendly provision and resources.

·         Discover the benefits of getting involved with Takeover Days and Teen Digital takeovers.

·         Have an opportunity to discuss and find solutions some of the challenges encountered when providing for family audiences.

·         Complete a practical action plan with next steps for themselves and their organisation.

 Book your place on the event here.

The day will be hosted by Tunbridge Wells Museum & Art Gallery at the Camden Centre, Tunbridge Wells

Getting there :


10.30am                               Arrival. Tea & Coffee.
10.45am                               Children, young people and families : the national and local context
11.00am                               What is family-friendly?  Discussing the Kids in Museums manifesto
11.30am                              break
11.35am                               Practical, low cost solutions
12.05pm                               Case study
12.25pm                               lunch
1.00pm                                 Takeover days and Teen Digital Takeovers
1.40pm                                 break
1.50pm                                 Developing ideas
2.30pm                                 Action plans and looking at individual challenges
3.15pm                                 Support and resources available
3.30pm                                 Final questions and next steps


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