Two London Museums Up For Kids in Museums Award

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The Geffrye Museum at ChristmasWe’re happy to announce that two of London’s museums have been nominated for the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award.

The Geffrye Museum in East London and the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill are the two lucky venues to get a place on the long list.

Visit to see if your favourite regional museum has made it too.

The Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award is driving change in Britain’s museums. Hundreds of museums took up the challenge to make a nomination. The museums went to their visitors to ask them what they enjoyed most in a visit, using the Kids in Museums Manifesto as a guide.

The Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award is now firmly established as one of the most popular museum awards in Britain, attracting more nominations that any other. And it’s still the only award to be judged by families.

Fancy taking part as a judging family? Just email and let them know!

The 20-strong long list will now be presented to a panel of judges, chaired by Jenny Abramsky, Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund. Once this panel has drawn up a short list, those top museums will be road-tested, anonymously, by families. And it’s these families pick the winner of the 2009 Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award.

We want to wish both the Geffrye and the Horniman the best of luck!