You can have so much fun with our collections this summer, whether you’re at home or outdoors.
We’ve got some great new ways to enjoy our collections together. Have fun with Lego, get outside to explore the natural world or try out some new activities – from sketching some of our favourite objects to designing new patterns inspired by paper art from Mexico. We’ve even got a family workout – stretch like a big cat, jump like a monkey or just relax like a Buddha.
If you’re a teacher or learning at home, you can also explore our Resources for Teachers.
Watch our series of drawing guides as artist Kayleigh McCallum shows you how to draw the King Penguin from our collection. Try it together with your family.Watch the video
We’ve teamed up with upcycling experts Ostrero and artist Bryony Knox to create a design for a cool owl badge – made from a fizzy drinks can! Try it out today.Watch the video
Watch our series of drawing guides as artist Kayleigh McCallum shows you how to draw an Egyptian coffin from our collection. Try it together with your family.Watch the video
Use these seven yoga based poses to move, stretch and get energised, inspired by our collections. You can do each one on its own or all seven together in a 'yoga flow'.Watch the video
Watch our video to learn how to create Mexican-inspired paper art of three animals with close links to Scotland: a stately stag, magical unicorn or red squirrel!Watch the video
Summer is usually the season for gala days and rural shows, including our own Heavy Horse Show. Celebrate the champions you know – family, friends or even pets - by making them a personalised rosette!Watch the video
Delve into our animated adventures! Find out more about life in ancient Egypt, learn some Mandarin, plus much more.Watch now
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