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Play, museums and cultural organisations

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Information sheet

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18.04.2023

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Play, museums and cultural organisations

Author: Charlotte Derry
Date: October 2021

This information sheet is aimed at museums, galleries and other cultural organisations working with children and families.

It explores why play is important for children, families and cultural organisations and offers ideas about incorporating play and playful behaviour in cultural settings. It also includes examples of museums where play provision has been improved.

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