Tekniska one of the world’s best museums for children

By on July 8, 2017

Last Wednesday, it was announced that the Technical Museum is nominated for the international award Children in Museums Award. The award is awarded annually to a museum in the world that created a very special experience for children. No Swedish museum has previously received the prize.

The technical museum continues to be celebrated both inside and outside the country’s borders. The museum recently received award for the Contemporary Documentation of the Year, received the Swedish Arts and Business Awards and awarded the Ecsite Strategic Partnership Award. Just over a year ago, the museum was named for the Swedish Museum of the Year 2016.

Now announces the jury in European Museum Academy and Hands On! International that the Technical Museum is nominated for the Children in Museums Award, an award that is distributed annually to a creative and innovative children’s museum. The museum has recently launched MegaMind Funkis, a project that allows more children to join and visit the science center.

– We are of course very proud of this award. To wake curiosity and inspiring children and young people to new discoveries in technology and science is more relevant than ever and this award, along with the amazing response we receive from both families and schools, shows that we are on track, says Peter Skogh, museum director.

The Technical Museum has been particularly noted for the major change work in connection with the opening of its new science center MegaMind. Availability has been highly prioritized from idea stage to final test. It is the biggest ever effort of the Technical Museum, with a particular focus on creating a fun and educational experience that is accessible to all – regardless of functionalities. During the year, the museum has started MegaMind Funkis – an effort to create additional available opportunities with fewer visitors and more educators, which has been highly appreciated among school classes and groups with special needs.

Visitors to the museum can expect even more news in the future. In the autumn, a brand new restaurant concept opens with star restaurant keeper Pontus Frithiof, the first part of a large computer game initiative and a mathematical garden along the entire front of the museum.

The winner of the Children in Museums Award is announced during the conference Hands On! In Pilsen, Czech Republic, 11-12 October.

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