Ideas and resources for families

You can have so much fun with our collections this summer, whether you’re at home or outdoors.

For families

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.

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Brilliant bugs

Explore a range of incredible insect activities for families to explore this summer.

Discoveries with brilliant bugs
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Awesome Bricks at home

Recreate your favourite museum objects and places using the LEGO® or DUPLO® you have at home! Design a minifigure ‘hide and seek’ trail, find out how to build a mini Concorde, or bring your favourite museum object or display to life.

Find building ideas and inspiration
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Colour and draw

Colour and draw some of our amazing objects – including a lion family, an ocean sunfish, a Tyrannosaurus rex and a dragon.

Discover and download
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Make and create

Get hands-on and make a pop-up Lewis chess piece, a Jean Muir dress-up doll and many other crafty activities!

Explore craft resources
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Play and learn

Play our online games to explore topics like ancient Egypt and robots.

Discover our games
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Watch and explore

Delve into our animated adventures! Find out more about life in ancient Egypt, learn some Mandarin, plus much more.

Watch online
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