A MUSEUM dedicated to a Welsh philosopher will hope it has made a wise decision after agreeing to let children take over its management for a day.

The Sir Henry Jones Museum in Llangernyw is taking part in the Museum Takeover Day Wales organised by Kids in Museums, a UK charity dedicated to making museums family-friendly.

The educational day on Thursday, November 15 is supported by the Welsh Government with the aim of introducing young people to Wales’ heritage and culture and give them the experience of working in the sector – perhaps benefitting their career choices later in life.

Across Wales, 25 heritage sites will be involved and 500 children will take on the role of toddler curators, teenage tour guides, primary school press officers and secondary school CEOs.

Lord Elis-Thomas, minister for culture, tourism and sport, said: “I’m delighted that we’re able to support Takeover Day and that the initiative has been going from strength to strength. This is a great way to spark young peoples’ interest in our heritage and culture.

“I hope that they make many memories from experiences they have on Takeover Day - which may well influence a future career path and make them champions for our culture and heritage.

“The enthusiasm and energy young people bring to a museum, gallery or archive benefits everyone – and they can often open our eyes to look at something differently.”

Alison Bowyer, executive director at Kids in Museums, said: "I'm delighted to see the Sir Henry Jones Museum participate in Takeover Day for the first time this year.

"Since Takeover Day started, over 30,000 young people have taken part. It's a wonderful opportunity to empower young people and give them real responsibility normally reserved for adults.

"I hope the children taking over in Llangernyw enjoy their day and take away some valuable experience for the future."

If you’d like more information, or would like to visit a Takeover Day event, contact Jocelyn Murdoch via jocelyn@kidsinmuseums.org.uk or call 020 3096 7707.