Bag of bones

It is really unusual for a palaeontologist (scientist who study fossils) to find a complete skeleton with all the bones in the right place. We are more likely to find only a few bones or a jumbled up skeleton.

Putting a skeleton back to together when you know what the animal looks like can be a challenge, but imagine how hard that becomes when there are no more of those creatures alive for you look at. It is a bit like trying to put a jigsaw puzzle together when you don’t have the photo on the box as a guide.

Conquest of Britain: The Romans

In this activity you can see busts of Julius Caesar, Claudius, Nero and Hadrian from the museum. Find out more about each one, how they are connected to the history of Britain, and complete the activities to learn more! 

At the end you will find instructions on how to create your own comic about the life of emperor Claudius! 

Hero Hybrid

In this activity you will learn about mythical heroes and gods, and see their representations in our museum. You will then be invited to create your own hero or heroine! You can also see an example of a hero created by our education team. 

You will need: 

  • paper, pencils, colouring pencils or pens
  • the instructions! 

You can find the instructions for this (and other activities) here:

Colourful calculations

At the Whipple Museum we are very proud of our collection of maths equipment, including this cheerful “little professor” calculator. Colour him in and see what other mathematical equipment you can find around you! We'd love to see your finished results - share your photos with us on twitter @WhippleMuseum or by emailing whipplelearning@gmail.com.