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Top 20 most family friendly museums

publication date: Feb 15, 2012
Kids in Museums logoFrom Scotland to Southsea, Cardiff to Cumbria, there are museums that entertain and entrance visitors of all ages. And from the necklace of dried frogs at World Museum to Andy Warhol in Wolverhampton Art Gallery, they have stories to share and real things to wonder at.

The longlisted museums are:

  • World Museum, Liverpool
  • Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey
  • Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands
  • National Army Museum, London
  • The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent
  • River and Rowing Museum, Henley on Thames
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Jewish Museum, London
  • Museum of English Rural Life, West Berkshire
  • Brixham Heritage Museum, Devon
  • Geffrye Museum, London
  • The Cardiff Story
  • Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Southsea
  • Manchester Museum
  • Nottingham Contemporary
  • Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon
  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery
  • National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives
  • Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Cumbria

What Happens Next?

A distinguished panel of judges, chaired by Jenny Abramsky, Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund, pick a shortlist. The shortlisted museums are road-tested anonymously by families who pick the winner.