A WORCESTER museum has been nominated for a national award because of its friendly and welcoming attitude to children and families.

Tudor House Museum in Friar Street, Worcester has been nominated for the annual Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum 2017 award.

Based in a mid-1500s, Grade II listed building, Tudor House Museum has been run by the Worcester Heritage and Amenity Trust group of volunteers since 2004, when they determined to keep the building open as a museum.

It has grown over the past 13 years, gradually increasing its opening hours, events programme and visitor numbers. The museum attracts more than 15,000 visitors a year.

The museum has high chairs, baby changing, buggy parking, trails that appeal to boys and girls, prompts for children at their own eye-level, and dressing up clothes for adults and children.

The Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award was launched in 2004, and is based on public nominations, with the field wide open to museums of all shapes and sizes.

Previous winners include the York Art Gallery (2016), Tuille House Museum (2015) and the National Maritime Museum (2014).

Museum manager, Tonia Collett, said “We’re so excited that Tudor House Museum has been nominated for the award.

"For a small independent museum without a huge budget or team, this is an enormous deal.

"But that is what the Family Friendly awards have always done: celebrated not just the big national museums, but the Tudor House sized ones too.

"Size isn’t important, it’s how you make the families visiting you feel, and here we’ve always prided ourselves on making everyone, regardless of age and ability, feel welcome and included.”

To vote for Tudor House Museum in the Family Friendly Museum 2017 award, go to www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk/awards and complete the form.