Kids in Museums

Kids in Museums to mark ten years of Takeover Day with week-long festival

Article: David Styles | Image: Pupils from Ermine Primary School taking over Lincoln Castle in 2017 © Kids in Museums

Almost 40,000 children and young people have taken part in Kids in Museums’ Takeover Day since it became an instant hit on the sector’s calendar back in 2010.

To celebrate a decade of success, November will see Takeover Day become a week-long festival.

Between the 16th and 22nd November this year, kids and young people will be taking the reins at museums and heritage sites across the UK.

More than 5,000 people now take part in the annual Takeover Day, assuming roles including: tour guides, curators, shop assistants, cleaners, welcome hosts, receptionists, press officers and conservators.

Digital Takeover Day will also be returning in the summer, with social media feeds getting a youthful overhaul on 3rd July 2020.

How to take part

Takeover Day planning resources, including case studies, templates and a step-by-step film guide, are readily available on the Kids in Museums website to help plan an event.

To register your institution, simply sign up online to be added to the organisation’s online map. Support materials, all the necessary information and help to promote your event on social media and in the press will subsequently be made available.

Contact the Kids in Museums team at [email protected] or on 020 3096 7707

Takeover Day 2019 saw all Advisor stories written by participants from Northumberland, Bristol, London, Gretna, Cumbria and Oldham (see related articles below).

Everyone at the M+H office cannot wait for November! Week in the Caribbean, anyone?