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Kids in Museums Manifesto Day 2

By June 26th, 2019 No Comments
Kids in Museums

The Devil’s Porridge Museum has pledged to put families and young people at the heart of our museum through the Kids in Museums Manifesto!

Kids in Museums Manifesto pledge number 2:

Make it easy and comfortable. Think about your facilities and spaces from a family’s perspective. Have seating for all generations to enjoy a rest. Can you provide a picnic area, make your café family friendly or direct people to reasonably-priced eateries nearby? Having baby changing facilities, a breastfeeding welcome attitude, booster steps in your toilets and somewhere to keep buggies is important for those with younger visitors.

Breastfeeding Welcome Poster

At The Devil’s Porridge we strive to make the experience as easy and as comfortable as possible for visitors of all ages. For those with young children we have space to leave your buggy next to the front door, booster steps in all our toilets and baby changing facilities in our disabled toilet, making it accessible to either mum or dad. Lift access between each floor of the museum and no steps within galleries or at our front door makes accessing the museum easy for everyone. When it’s time for a break we have high chairs and a children’s menu in our café, as well as a welcoming attitude to breastfeeding. We also have picnic tables outside which are free to use. And if you need a rest as you explore the museum at your own pace, there is always a chair on hand and a friendly volunteer to assist you or beguile you with tales of HM Factory Gretna!

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