Photography for Kids in Museums: Family Café Standard Launch

July 24, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

This July, Kids in Museums launched their new Family Café Standard at Canteen at the London Transport Museum and I was really pleased to photograph the morning for them. 

 

Photograph of the Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing the café from a distance, with the shop below, filled with products and displays, the café filled with people with seating in booths on the left and tables and chairs to the right, visible through a glass wall. People are listening to a speech from Vanessa Eke, in the centre holding a microphone, and there is London Underground signage and strip lighting above.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums are a fantastic charity that work with museums, heritage sites and cultural organisations nationwide to make them more welcoming for children, young people and families. They've run the Family Friendly Museum Award since 2004 and have been organising Takeover Days since 2010, giving over 40,000 children and young people the opportunity to take over jobs normally done by adults in museums, galleries, historic homes, archives and heritage sites. 

Their latest initiative, the Family Café Standard, is a new benchmark that recognises cafés at museums and cultural institutions that are great for families. Developed in partnership with catering company Benugo, which runs museum cafés across the UK, the standard rates museum cafés on the quality of their online information and promotion, space and facilities, choice of food, affordability, sustainability and staff training. It's a fantastic scheme and something to look out for if you're planning visits to UK attractions.

To celebrate the launch families were invited for a delicious breakfast at Canteen, the fabulous London Transport-styled Benugo café at the London Transport Museum. The children enjoyed goody bags filled with tasty treats and fun toys, grownups sipped coffees adorned with London Transport's roundel and there were the most amazing cupcakes topped with the famous Underground logo. 

It was a really lovely morning and the start of a very positive new standard for family cafés! 

Photograph showing a sign in a black frame with a gift shop blurred in the background and on the sign the Canteen logo top left and text saying 'FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT', Breastfeeding welcome, Please ask us if you are short of nappies and wipes, Bottle warmer available on request, Ask us for water, Free water, Free WiFi'Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Photograph of the Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch showing a person holding a young child in one arm and using tongs to take fruit from a display of food including fruit and baked goods. In the background is the 'CANTEEN' logo, fridges holding drinks and people sitting behind.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Photograph of the Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing three children sitting at a table in a booth, with Tube logo-topped cupcakes on the table and a sign saying 'Kids in Museum, FAMILY CAFÉ STANDARD' behind.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing two children from behind, both are opening a goodie bag to find food and treats inside.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, Photograph of a wooden table with two cappuccinos topped with chocolate power in a TFL roundel shape, a sausage butty, a phone and a croissant.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Photograph of the Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, looking over the shoulder of a person with a grey top on and long black hair, holding a phone taking a photograph of cupcakes topped with the Tube logo, with a café counter out of focus in the background, showing trays of food and a person in a black T-shirt making drinks.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing Vanessa Eke speaking with a microphone in the centre, a Hidden London logo behind, with people sitting in booths in the foreground and lanterns above.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing a child and parent sitting in a booth, playing with a spinning top on a wooden table, which is topped with a teapot, milk jug, glass of milk, Tube-logo topped cupcake, cup and saucer of tea and a bottle of water.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing two children sitting in a booth eating Tube logo-topped cupcakes, with a spinning top, paper cup of coffee and half-eaten apple and goodie bag on the table.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

Kids in Museums Family Café Standard Launch, showing a digital screen showing the CANTEEN logo, 'We're accredited!', a QR code on pink to the left and 'Kids in Museums', a yellow star with a crossed fork and spoon in the centre and 'FAMILY CAFÉ STANDARD' to the right. above is the roof of the building and in the foreground is an industrial style lantern.Kids in Museums Family Café Standard LaunchKids in Museums Family Café; Standard Launch at the London Transport Museum. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Kids in Museums.

It was wonderful to work with the team at Kids in Museums again to capture such a great event!

Find out more about Kids in Museums and the Family Café Standard on their website: KidsInMuseums.org.uk
 

 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a photographer based in Essex and working across London, the South East of the UK and beyond. I love using photography to give insight into people, places and processes and I offer a range of services including documentary/reportage, editorial, architectural and portrait photography.

If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch

 


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