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Sleepovers At Home

Amgueddfa Cymru is reaching out digitally to offer award-winning interactive events in your own home
A dinosaur lurking in its den!

Since 2014, the players of People's Postcode Lottery have supported Amgueddfa Cymru (National Museum Wales) to meet its aspiration to inspire people and change lives by breaking down barriers for young people and those in most need and increasing participation and representation for all.

Amgueddfa Cymru is a family of seven free-entry national museums. Last year, with the help of People's Postcode Lottery players, they welcomed 1.8 million visitors. They are home to over five million objects and memories from a national collection of art, history, heritage and environmental science.

During 2021, player funding has been instrumental in helping to ensure that Amgueddfa Cymru continues to support the many educational bodies, community partners and families that they work with.

Wider Digital Reach

Player support has also enabled the Museum to offer more in-depth learning opportunities with communities in their immediate locality, as well as to introduce digital initiatives which have had a broader reach across the whole of Wales and far beyond.

A recent example of the players impact is reaching out to families through Amgueddfa Cymru's programme of Sleepovers @ Home. Aimed at families with children aged 6 to 12, each sleepover offers interactive activities centred around a theme.

In 2021, three sleepovers were delivered:

  • Dino Nights at Home,
  • Natural World at Home, and
  • Outer Space from Home.

These themes have captured the imagination of participants with a wealth of activities such as den building competitions, making dino fossil dough, baking grub puddings, ocean bedtime yoga, bird watching, storytelling and much more.

Some key achievements of the programme include:

  • Almost 1,500 family sleepover tickets were purchased in 2021, events being viewed by an estimated 6,000 family members.

  • Participants tuned in from around the world, including Abu Dabi, New Zealand, Australia and Spain.

  • Sleepovers at Home was awarded joint winner in the Kids in Museums award for Best Digital Activity this year.

Fantastic Family Feedback

Feedback from participants has been amazing, with families reporting:

"Just watched the message from Maggie Aderin-Pocock. The first thing my 6-year-old said was 'wow mammy this space scientist is a girl! That's so cool!'"

"We love these events and thank you so much for organising them. The live call to the elephant orphanage was incredible and the whole family enjoyed it"

"Magic from beginning to end. What a unique and innovative event. Thank you so much"*

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Published: 27/12/2021

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