Ideas and resources for families

There are so many ways to explore our collections at home. Colour in a lion family, make a Lewis chess piece or play our online games.

For families

Whether you're looking for quiet down time or ideas for creating something crafty, we've got some great ways to play and explore together at home.

We'll update this page regularly so please check back for more ways to have fun with our collections.

If you’re a teacher or learning at home, you can also explore our Resources for Teachers.

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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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