What makes a museum good for children? I don’t buy the argument that they can only be entertained by high tech flashing lights, pressing buttons and touch sensitive computer screens. I think the very best museums engage and entertain children in the most imaginative of ways.
We’ve been deafened by explosions, created artistic masterpieces, become Saxon householders, been eaten by a Venus fly trap, joined a band of revolting peasants, met the young Queen Victoria, peered down microscopes, danced with Chinese Dragons, camouflaged ourselves and sung carols around a blazing bonfire.
Museums are wonderful places for families and we are lucky that so many are free. But what of museums that charge? Does their family ticket suit your family? Does your local museum ticket admit 2+2, while you are a single parent with three children? Kids in Museums is asking for your help. They are gathering information about how family tickets suit real families, because families come in all shapes and sizes. Let them know by filling in their simple form or by leaving a comment on this post, which I shall pass on. Thank you.