Dorset Museum shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

From April to June, families across the UK voted for their favourite heritage attraction for the 2021 Family Friendly Museum Award. A panel of Museum experts then whittled down hundreds of nominations to a shortlist of 20 heritage attractions with Dorset Museum shortlisted alongside 4 other small Museums from across the country in the Best Small Museum category. The charity Kids in Museums has run this 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.


Dorset Museum Executive Director, Dr Jon Murden said: “Making families welcome and giving them an excellent experience has been at the heart of the project to reimagine Dorset Museum. Our team has been working in consultation with our local community to bring an exciting and engaging programme of activities for families to enjoy. Our galleries have also been designed with a range of needs in mind offering tactile and interactive displays that engage, inspire, and bring our collection to life. We’re so proud to be shortlisted in the Kids in Museum Best Small Museum category so soon after opening our doors.”



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