Age Friendly Museums Network Manifesto

The Age Friendly Museums Network believes that older people and museums enrich each other




Is your museum age friendly? Does it encourage engagement and participation from all ages?


Keep it simple

Simple often works best, costs less and is more sustainable.



How easily can older people access your museum and its collections, on and offsite?


Be creative

How can your work encourage new experiences, learning and creative thought?


Be positive

How might your work celebrate ageing and/or challenge negative perceptions of ageing?



How do you draw upon older people’s wide range of knowledge, skills and experience in your work? How does your museum find out about older people’s needs?



There is real value in working with partners outside the museum sector – who might your museum work with locally?



What skills does your museum need and how can these be developed?

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