The National Coal Mining Museum for England is longlisted for the Telegraph Kids in Museum’s Family Friendly Museum Award 2015.

The National Coal Mining Museum for England are delighted to hear that they have been longlisted for the Telegraph Kids In Museum’s Family Friendly Museum Award- the biggest museum award in Britain and the only one judged by families.

Sponsored by The Telegraph, the award recognises the incredible work that has been put into the museum over the past year. This year the competition has been particularly tough with a staggering 800 nominees.

With a dedicated ‘What’s On’ programme, the museum regularly invites families to enjoy free art and craft activities, Wacky Wednesday sessions for under 5s and a variety of craft fairs. The museum also hosts an impressive line-up of family events throughout the year, most recently The Yorkshire Brick Show which saw almost 3000 visitors across the bank holiday weekend.

Katharine Morley at the museum comments,

“The nomination will be a huge encouragement to the museum staff and visitors as they eagerly await the final results amidst the summer line-up of events. With the annual Miners’ Gala and Summer Family Fun Day just around the corner, this will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the extent of our involvement with families”

The 20-strong longlist will now go before a panel of experts, who whittle it down to a shortlist. The shortlist will be announced in mid-July and will then be road-tested anonymously by families before the final winner is announced.

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For information about the Museum and its events, visit or call 01924 848806.

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