What can you do at the museum?
These resources are available everyday...
Book at least a week in advance; we can help you plan your visit
‘Ordinary Things’ Introductory film
Background information on the National Museum, the National Folklife Collection and archive footage of times gone by: 20 minutes.
We give you the green light to get to grips with objects normally kept in a glass case.
Want to see what you would have looked like 100 years ago? Try on clothes and shoes from our Handling Collection.
Find writing and art materials and a range of worksheets to use during your visit.
Click here to go to our worksheets page
Traditional Games Box
HOPSCOTCH - SKIPPING - BREAD & WATER - RINGS - DONKEY
CARD GAME ‘25’ - SKITTLES - RED ROVER - BEDS- CHESTNUTS
TOWNS & COUNTIES - STATUES - FIVE SLATES - MOWL
TAW THE HOLE - WOOLWORTHS - STICKY APPLE - QEENIE-I-O
TRAFFIC LIGHTS - TIP TAG - JACKSTONES - SNAP THE BACON
Borrow the Games Box from Reception, equipment, rules and instructions included. You can arrange a 1-hour workshop with Museum Staff by contacting the Bookings Office.
Activity & Resource Room
Books, handling artefacts, art materials and computers with restricted internet access. Reserve through the Bookings Office.
You can also book:
Workshops & Demonstrations
Discover Primary Science programmes