In 2013, the London Children’s Museum announced the sale of the building and the plan to find a new home. Today, they announced their future location which will be in the old Kellogg’s factory.
“We are in the process of museum master planning and incorporating all of those ideas into those exhibits and then we will be able to start planning and re-designing the space. We are looking at a few years until our doors are open,” says Amanda Conlon, Executive director of the London Children’s Museum.
The museum will now enter the phase of planning and designing new exhibits and renovating the former industrial building.
“we really wanted to re-imagined the Children’s Museum. We wanted to have an open space and be able to design in a way that was really meaningful to us and the community,” says Conlon.
“It’s time for us to grow like our children grow and try out some new ideas. Children change overtime and we need spaces that are bigger that can expand the exhibits,” says Carol Johnston the founder of the first children’s museum in Canada.
Londoners have the opportunity to share their ideas of what they would like to see in the new children’s museum and also draw their own design.
“We want to hear from the community. We want to make sure that Londoners participate and have their voices and ideas heard,” adds Conlon.
Community can provide their ideas online at staycuriouslondon.ca or at the Children’s Museum’s current location.