Even when our museums and galleries are closed you can still be inspired by our amazing objects, beautiful artworks and historic buildings.
Each week we will release a new activity idea for you to do, inspired by our wonderful collections – check our our twitter, facebook and website on a Tuesday to find the new one!
Will it be something to inspire you to draw, write, think, talk, move, make, build, explore, invent, reflect or play ?
Come back every week to find out!
We will leave the pdfs of previous activities on this page so please share and enjoy!
Inspire me to… Form a fossil
Inspire me to play like a Victorian
Inspire me to..Invent
Look at everyday objects in a new light and invent something new.
Inspire me to….see like an arachnologist.
Inspire me to….write in Hieroglyphics
Inspire me to…create a special object
Inspire me to…Frame a Faceinspire me to Frame a face
Inspire me to…find colour
Inspire me to help others
Inspire me to…weave with water
Inspire me to…Design a creature
Inspire me to share a journey
Inspire me to take a pencil on a walk
Have a go at this quick and simple drawing technique.
Inspire me to move like I’m in a fairytale
Sometimes artwork can tell us stories or help us to imagine being in different places.
Inspire me to Create
Find out more about pattern and create your own tessellating artwork
nspire me to Build
How easy is it to change a building ? build your own and find out in this building challenge activity.
Describe like a Naturalist
A fun describing game activity focused on animals, habitats and adaptations.
Draw like David Hockney
Learn to draw on your phone or tablet to create artwork David Hockney style !
Inspire me to weave like a spiderinspire me to …weave like a spider
Inspire me to…make a map
Inspire me to…write in code like a printer
Make some noise
Be inspired by the noises of machines and make your own machine music!