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© Illustration based on young people's feedback by Danielle Banks

Tell us what you think

© Illustration based on young people's feedback by Danielle Banks

National Museum of You: Discovering children and young peoples’ views

National Museums Scotland are inviting pupils aged 10-18 and their teachers to tell us what they think visits to museums should be like for young people. We want to know what they find enjoyable about museums and what they think should be changed or improved. This will help us build better experiences for teachers and young people visiting museums across Scotland.

Working with the arts organisation WAVEparticle, we’re focussing on Primary 6-S6 pupils and are gathering feedback in a range of different ways, including focus groups, interviews and online surveys. This research is part of the Scotland 365 project which aims to transform the way we engage young people with our museums and collections.  

The online surveys have now closed and we're working on the final report and recommendations. We plan to share the results of this research in May.

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Museum of You

This activity, to create a display in class, supports conversations about museums, values, personal experience and heritage.

We’d love to see what your classes produce and you can share with us via Twitter @NMSEngage #NationalMuseumofYou

Download the activity and teachers notes
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70 Year Old You

How do we help a young person think about a lifelong relationship with a museum? Try this short activity with your pupils to help them empathise with their older selves.

We’d love to see what your classes produce and you can share with us via Twitter @NMSEngage #NationalMuseumofYou

Download the activity and teachers notes

Prize draw

Three prizes were on offer and have been won by the following schools:

1st Prize - Kings Park Secondary School

2nd Prize - Shawlands Academy

3rd Prize - Holyrood Secondary School

Thanks to everyone who took part

First Prize

Your class will be given special behind the scenes access to one of our museums! On a tour of the museum you will meet staff working in the museum, see some special objects from our stores, and find out some amazing facts. You can choose which museum is closest to your school: 

  • National Museum of Scotland (Edinburgh) 
  • National Museum of Flight (East Lothian)
  • National Museum of Rural Life (East Kilbride) 

We’ll also provide up to £350 towards transport for your visit. If you’re not able to come to us, we can come to you, either in person or digitally. We will tailor the content to suit the age and stage of your class. The visit must be completed by 31 July 2022.  

Second Prize

Find out more about some amazing objects in our museum without leaving your classroom. We will bring the museum to your class, through an exclusive video call just for you. You will meet one of our Learning team who will tell you facts about some amazing museum objects. You will also be able to ask them questions, as well as take part in some quizzes and activities. We can deliver this call using MS Teams Live or Zoom. We will tailor the content to suit the age and stage of your class. The call must be completed by 31 July 2022. 

 

Third Prize

Your class will win a goody bag from our museum shop. We will tailor the goody bag content to suit the age and stage of your class.  

Illustration on header by Danielle Banks, based on feedback during focus groups

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