Nominate us for the Family Friendly Museum Award!

Nominations are now open for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2021.

Each year Kids in Museums puts the power in families’ hands to crown the winner of its annual Family Friendly Museum Award. Now in its fifteenth year, the award recognises museums, galleries and heritage sites that go the extra mile to provide a great experience for children, young people and families. The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery was last shortlisted for the award in 2019.

This is a brilliant opportunity for us to shout about what we are doing for families at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery. Currently at the museum we have a wonderful family friendly exhibition, Curiouser and Curiouser inspired by Alice in Wonderland. This uses amazing items from the museums own collections to bring the story to life. It includes a magical door, a giant ticking clock and more. An activity pack and trail for families also accompanies the exhibition.

If you would like to support us and share why you think The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery is great for families, please nominate us for the Best Medium Museum category by filling in the online form on the Kids in Museums website: www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk/awards . There are also feedback forms at the museum for you to complete and return to us during your visit.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 7 June 2021.

In June, an expert panel will whittle down the nominations to a shortlist. If COVID-19 restrictions allow, undercover family judges will then visit each shortlisted museum and assess them on how well they meet the Kids in Museums Manifesto. The winners will be announced in October 2021.

For more information on the Family Friendly Museum Award, visit the Kids in Museums website: www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk/awards