Dylan Thomas Centre shortlisted for National Award!

We’re so excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for this year’s Kids in Museums family friendly awards!  Kids in Museums has run this prestigious annual award since 2004, recognising the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK, and it’s the only museum award to be judged by families.

We had some wonderful nominations from families

‘The Dylan Thomas Museum is the best, the staff are friendly, helpful and kind. The Museum is very family friendly, the craft area is fantastic, and incorporates everything about Dylan Thomas. We love coming here.’

Liliwen, aged 10

Over the summer holidays, we’ll be visited by undercover family judges who will assess the shortlisted museums against the Kids in Museums Manifesto, a set of guidelines on what makes a great museum visit for all ages. Their experiences will decide a winner for each award category and an overall winner of the Family Friendly Museum Award 2024. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in October.

We’ll have a busy programme of activities in our Exhibition and learning space throughout the summer holidays for everyone to enjoy. There will be a new sensory trail, and a series of fun and free family workshops including creating decorated letters and postcards, and making a mini comic library. We’ll also be taking part in National Play Day on 7 August! See our Events section for more information 🙂

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