National Maritime Museum Cornwall scoops top family friendly award


As a family friendly business ourselves, we know just how important it is for our holiday parks to cater for all ages.

Regular readers will know that I like to focus my blogging on family friendly days out around our UK holiday parks, so it's great to be able to bring you news of a local attraction scooping a top award with these values in mind.

Cornwall's National Maritime Museum in Falmouth has picked up an award for being the most family friendly in Britain.

National Maritime Museum Award | John Fowler Family Holiday Parks

The museum overcame stiff competition from five others in the awards run by the charity Kids in Museums – the only award to be judged by families alone.

Each shortlisted attraction was secretly visited and marked against a 20 point manifesto, put together from visitors' comments.

Cornwall's National Maritime Museum Director, Jonathon Griffin, said: “Focusing on families isn't an add-on for us, it's at the heart of what we do. Children are the future.”

“As we are 100 per cent funded by the visitors, unlike the big national museums, we have to live on our wits. That's why the whole place is so focused on making it a brilliant experience for visitors and especially families and children.”

Dan Snow, Kids in Museums Patron, broadcaster and historian, added: “It's fantastic that National Maritime Museum Cornwall has won the award.

“Britain is a seafaring nation, and the museum tells the story of our relationship with the sea which makes it fascinating for families and children of all ages.

“If museums throughout the country could tell stories of our shared history this well, we'd have a whole generation of young people who'd be museum goers and historians.”

Another award has soon followed, with the museum also named the Best Museum in the 2014 Cornwall Today Awards.

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