Family-friendly Museums : see your offer for families thrive!

Event Date:3 June 2019 10:30 am - 3 June 2019 3:45 pm

Monday 3rd June 2019, 10.30am-3.45pm

Venue : The Novium Museum, Chichester

 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?

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

 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.

 This FREE event is open to staff and volunteers working in all areas in museums across the south east. 

 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 for some of the challenges encountered when providing for family audiences.

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


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

 This training event will be repeated on 24th October 2019 in Kent, venue to be confirmed.

 Book your place here.

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