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Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award, it was announced today (6 July 2021).

Amgueddfa Cymru was recognised for its Museum Sleepover: At Home series of events, which saw hundreds of people across the United Kingdom and beyond take part in experiences based on collections from the Amgueddfa Cymru collections, including dinosaurs and the natural world.

Charity Kids in Museums has run a prestigious annual award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK. It is the only museum award to be judged by families.

From April to June, families across the UK were invited to vote for their favourite heritage attraction and favourite digital activity on the Kids in Museums website. A panel of museum experts then whittled down hundreds of nominations to a shortlist of 20 heritage attractions.

Mared Maggs, Head of Events at Amgueddfa Cymru, says

“We are thrilled to be nominated in this category. The team has worked very hard to adapt to the challenges of the past 18 months to be able to bring our sell-out events to our visitors to enjoy them digitally, from home, wherever that may be. It has been a pleasure to be able to bring a smile to children from all over the United Kingdom and beyond in Africa, the United States and the Netherlands”

Amgueddfa Cymru is vying against four other museums in the Best Digital Activity category.

Over the summer holidays, family judges will try out all the shortlisted digital activities and their feedback will decide a winner. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October.

Follow the Family Friendly Museum Award on Twitter by following @kidsinmuseums and #FamilyFriendlyMuseum.

The Family Friendly Museum Award has been made possible by funding from Arts Council England.