Museums can either make families very welcome or make parents anxious and put children off visiting again. Kids in Museums exists to be The voice for family museum visitors across Britain.
They have produced a 20 point manifesto for helping families visiting museums and galleries. The emphasis is on what can be done and not on what isn't allowed. I loved the point about noisy children, titled Don't say ssshhhush!
Even more useful, from my point of view, at the beginning of the holidays is the list of supporters by county. This is a list of museums and galleries which have signed up to the manifesto. There are several places that I didn't know about or hadn't considered within reasonable reach for a day out. I'm thinking of adding them as possible trips, this summer
Perhaps, more interesting is that several of our most successful trips have been to places listed.
What do you find makes a successful family museum trip?