Family Friendly award for NMMC

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The National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC) has won the 2014 Family Friendly Museum Award, beating a six-strong shortlist to sail away with the accolade of Britain’s most family friendly museum.

Staff and volunteers celebrate with families after winning the 2014 Family Friendly Museum Award
Staff and volunteers celebrate with families after winning the 2014 Family Friendly Museum Award

The award, run with the charity, Kids in Museums, aims to celebrate those museums that enthral children of all ages.

Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families, in particular those who haven’t visited before.

Kids in Museums patron, the broadcaster and historian Dan Snow, said: “The Family Friendly Museum Award goes from strength to strength, giving a real voice to families about choosing what works in a museum for them.

“It’s fantastic that National Maritime Museum Cornwall has won the award. Britain is a seafaring nation, and the museum tells the story of our relationship with the sea which makes it fascinating for families and children of all ages.”