Leeds City Museum has been named Family Friendly Museum of the Year 2018. Baby-friendly curator talks, signposted selfie points, ‘Dadstastic’ Days, and excellent facilities are just some of the things that helped Leeds to fend off competition from ten other museums across the UK.
Kids in Museums awards the prize annually to one museum that has made outstanding efforts to welcome children and families and respond to their feedback. The charity received over 550 nominations from both families and museums, which were whittled down to a shortlist of 11 by an expert panel.
Undercover family judges then visited and assessed each shortlisted museum against the Kids in Museums Manifesto, with their experiences deciding the winner.