Museums are great places to uncover stories. During your time at home, you can build your own story, inspired by our museum objects.
Many famous authors have written stories about the amazing things found in our museums. Now it's time for you to have a go and write your own story inspired by our museums' collections.
This guide will help you plan out your story and think about the object you'll use for inspiration, the characters and the setting. No need to print out the guide, you can read it on your screen, then type or write your ideas.
Download the guide in English or Gaelic below.
You'll need to choose an object to base your story around.
There are two ways you can do this:
Search our museum objects on our website to find something to inspire you. Search the collections and remember to click on the box 'only records with images' so you can see a picture of what you find. Some of our favourite words to search include cat, toy and robot.
Visit the National Museum of Scotland virtually through Google Street View. You can explore all around and choose something you can see which interests you.
Once you've written your story, share it with others. Read it to the people you live with, or over the phone or video call to those you can't currently visit. You could also send it to your teacher.
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After nearly five months of closure, we’re almost ready to welcome visitors back to our museums. We've made some changes to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit, including online booking and new safety measures.