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Playful Museums

Playful Museums: Engaging the Under 5s

 Local museums across NI are providing a range of activities targetted specifically at under 5s.  This work is spotlighted during the month of February each year with the Playful Museums Festival.

This work started as a year-long HLF funded pilot programme. Through training, pilot workshops and the development of new community partnerships  local museums began the journey to become playful spaces for young visitors.  The first Playful Museums Festival took place in February 2017.

During Festival 2020 13 local museums programmed 31 bespoke events for under 5s and their parents and carers.  In total 5110 people participated in the month long Festival and enagged with their local museums and collections.

For further information please contact:

Rachel McCance, Development Officer (Learning)


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