Each of our organisations offer pre-booked visits on a range of themes. All the collections can be used to teach across different subjects and topics. Alternatively, you can combine visits to more than one collection.

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Rainbow

We all love rainbows! Here's a quick rainbow painting by Nathan Huxtable that you can try at home. 

 

 

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A painting called Flowers in a Glass Vase by Davidsz de Heem

Listen to the story of Vanessa the Lost Butterfly, inspired by the painting ‘Flowers in a Glass Vase’ by Davidsz de Heem. Written and performed by Nicola Wallis. 

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Butterflies on a bingo card

Take a look out of your window. What can you see? A bird in the tree over the road? A butterfly fluttering past, dancing from flower to flower? Now you can turn your wildlife sightings into points with Open Your Window Bingo!

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Dinosaur feet craft

Make your own dinosaur feet to wear over your shoes. It will be roarsome. 

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Springtime painted by Claude Monet in 1886

Gather some paper and colours to take part in a Springtime colour hunt inspired by Monet's Springtime. 

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A scientist looking at an object

Explore a wide range of objects from Antarctica in this short film about science in Antarctica.

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Frog

Time to hop to it! Follow a video to make your own jumping frog from a square of paper.

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Line drawing of a microscope

Colour in our microscope and find and draw other things in your home which use the science of glass and lenses. 

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An illustration of museum objects from the hidden tales book

Based on the hit adventure book Hidden Tales: Riddle of the White Sphinx, discover plenty of fun things to do while at home and a treasure hunt to look forward to when the museums reopen. 

 

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Dinosaur colouring

Get creative with some colouring and find out which dinosaurs lived in Cambridge

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Dinosaur visors

Too sunny? Make a dinosaur visor to keep you cool.

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Mosque Lamp from Damascus, Egypt or Syria, c. 1355 made from Glass, blown and enamelled

Shine a light on this Islamic mosque lamp from the Fitzwilliam Museum Collections. 

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The Chesterton Lane Hoard (pre-conservation)  Hidden at Chesterton Lane Corner (c. 1350) and found in 2000

Delve in and discover more about this exciting recent archaeological find. This resource will guide you through three activities to Look closely, Think deeper and Do something practical.

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Colourful flowers made out of paper.

Learn about flowers and pollination and create your own super flower.

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Miniature garden

Ever wanted to design your own garden?  Well here’s your chance!  Have a go at this activity and create a miniature paradise for one of your toys.

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Small sign next to wild flowers.

Go on a wildflower wander with a difference – help others to enjoy the natural treasures that so often go unnoticed by creating tiny signs next to them.

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build a bird

To celebrate our new 'Dawn of the Wonderchicken' online exhibition by Daniel Field, learn how you can build a bird.

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black and red fragment of pottery

Learn more about Greek Pottery and use one of our templates to design your own inspired by sherds from our collection.

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Campaign for Empathy written in black on a bright yellow background

A collection of creative activities for families to do at home created by Enni-Kukka Tuomala for Kettle's Yard Open House.

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 A colourful patterned painting called shadow play by artist Bridget Riley.

Have a go at making your own version of Shadow Play by Bridget Riley. 

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box containing free sunflower seeds

Arrange a seed share and spread a little cheer in your neighbourhood.

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The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown
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An animated story for younger children, featuring some favourite paintings from the Museum's collection. Follow the adventure of the Red Scarf as it floats through different artworks, meeting different characters along the way.

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The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown
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This resource is designed to help you Look, Think, and Do inspired by 'The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown. 

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lear to draw

Fancy more of a challenge than colouring?

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Doodle of an explorer carrying a mini portable desk with straps holding it around his neck

Explorers doodling in diaries! Discover some of the secrets of expedition diaries then have a go at making your own.

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Pebbles at Kettle's Yard

Join in with the Pebble Challenge. Explore artworks, objects and ideas from the Kettle’s Yard Collection to create your own art.

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collage of rainbow in shades of yellow, green, blue and purple

Find out about bee vision and make a special rainbow using the colours bees see. 

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Art to Go logo

Art To Go is a video series from Kettle’s Yard bringing easy, creative workshops for all ages and abilities to your own home.

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Prints created by a young person for their Arts Award

Want to get creative? The Discover Arts Award is a great chance to make art, discover artists who inspire you and to share your artwork with family and friends. 


 

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5 large flowers made out of paper

Flowers are fantastic!  Not only do they look and smell great but they do one of the most important jobs for plants – flowers make seeds.

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Charles Darwin as an old man, bald with a long white beard

Find out more about scientists through history - use our three posters to start an exhibition and then create your own! 

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Fabric narwhal

Make your own fabric narwhal, and learn a few fun facts about the 'unicorn of the sea'.

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Four Antarctic explorers

Explore a wide range of objects from Antarctica in this short film about clothing in Antarctica.

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Colourful foil in the shape of a horse chestnut leaf

Capture the beauty of leaves by making some dazzling foil art.

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carved totem pole at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Would you like to find out more about the totem pole in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology? Have a go at making your own totem pole based on the story of your family.

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Painting of people playing music on board a ship

Entertainment for explorers! Listen to a 200 year old musical instrument, and have a go at making your own music.

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Image of the 'New Georgia Gazette' expedition newspaper

Producing a newspaper was a polar expedition tradition! Find out more, and make your own report from home.

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Drawing of an explorer next to a sledge

In 1910, Frank Debenham set off on an Antarctic adventure. Explore our collections to help him pack!

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Three origami penguins

Time to form a huddle! Follow our instructions to make a penguin from a square of paper.

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Paper flower bouquet

Learn about the science of petal colour and use real pigments from plants and special flower tricks to paint like a petal.

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Image of plants growing on windowsill

Even if you don’t have a garden you can still grow plenty of plants on your windowsill. 

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Image of child's hand holding a mini flower press made out of cardboard

Find out how to make a mini flower press to start your own collection of pressed flowers.

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