Museum top for families

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A county museum has been selected as one of the top 30 in the country that go the extra mile to welcome families.

Woodhorn Museum in Ashington, has been nominated for the Family Friendly Museum Award.

Museum director Keith Merrin said: “Families are very important to us at Woodhorn, and reaching this longlist of attractions recognises the concerted efforts everyone has been making over the last twelve months to make a visit even more enjoyable and rewarding.

“It is great for Woodhorn to be recognised for its work to make families welcome, but it’s even better to see the results of the work and the children, parents and grandparents having a fantastic visit and enjoying every aspect of the museum experience.”

Over coming weeks, the longlist of museums will be put before a panel of experts who will choose a shortlist of six and these six museums, all excellent at welcoming families, will be road-tested anonymously by families. The families will pick the winner.