Massive congratulations to our friends at the Glucksman Museum in Cork and the The Museum of Childhood who have both been nominated for the Family Friendly Museum Awards 2020.

London-based charity Kids in Museums has run a prestigious annual award for the past 15 years, recognising the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK.

This year, the charity asked families and museums to vote for what they thought was the best online activity for families during lockdown. For the first time, this included an international category.

A panel of museum experts whittled down over 400 nominations to a shortlist of 26 museums. 

RTÉ Learn is delighted to have been working with both museums over the summer months to help to showcase the amazing work being done and keep everyone happy at home.

The Museum of Childhood Ireland Project 2020 Together, Le Chéile project was featured here:

The Museum of Childhood Ireland - Project 2020 Together, Le Chéile

The Glucksman's work on Creativity at Home can all be viewed here:

The Glucksman - Creativity at Home

The Irish are hoping to win in the 'Best International Digital Activity' category, but there is stiff competition...

Andy Warhol Museum, USA - Warhol Making It Videos

Glazer Children’s Museum, USA - GCM@Home

The Glucksman, Republic of Ireland - Creativity At Home

The Museum of Childhood Ireland Project - Project 2020 Together, Le Chéile

National Gallery Singapore - #SmallBigDreamersatHome

Rijksmuseum, Netherlands - Key Challenge

Over the summer, family judges will try out all the activities and their feedback will decide a winner and highly commended award for each category. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October.

Follow the Family Friendly Museum Award From Home on Twitter by following @kidsinmuseums and #FamilyFriendlyMuseum.