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Today's museums have come a long way from the image of forbidding buildings full of old things that should never be touched.
But some, according to campaigners, could be more child friendly and more welcoming to teenagers.
David Wood reports.
The Kids in Museums manifesto has twenty points aimed at encouraging museums, galleries and historic sites to make visits for families and young people more enjoyable.
- Saying 'hello' and making visitors feel welcome..
- Discouraging the use of the word 'no'.
- Invite teenagers in to 'hang out' , and make sure their opinions are valued.
- Design pricing and programmes with a variety of families in mind.
- Allow visitors to touch exhibits where possible, and carefully explain why others can't be touched.
- Be chatty and up-to-date on social media.
A guide has been released to make Wales' museums as child friendly as possible.
The 'Kids in Museums Manifesto' has highlighted twenty ideas to make them more accessible. The suggestions range from simple things like saying hello to making sure there's enough seating.