The prestigious annual award – run by charity Kids in Museums for the past 15 years – recognises the most family friendly heritage sites in the UK and is the only museum award to be judged by families.
From April to June, families across the UK voted for their favourite heritage attraction on the Kids in Museums website. A panel of museum experts then whittled down hundreds of nominations to a shortlist of 20 heritage attractions.
Nick Merriman, Chief Executive of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, says: “In a year when the Horniman Museum spent more time closed than open, what brought the place to life was the excitement and energy of kids and families when they could be welcomed inside.
“The Horniman prides itself on being a welcoming and safe place for families to explore together – and when we were able to open 70 per cent of our visitors were in family groups.
“They were in need of fun and entertaining things for their children to do, looking for inspiration and exploration and they chose the Horniman.
“We’re incredibly grateful for that, and for their nominations which have put us on this year’s Family Friendly Museum Award shortlist.”