Look Think Do

Our big range of Look, Think, Do activities encourage children and families to look deeply and thoughtfully at objects and to respond imaginatively through thinking, talking and making together -from Ancient Egyptian neckpieces to coins stamped by protesting Suffragettes.

You can use the shorter Look and Think activities for just a few minutes or spend a bit longer making something fantastic. 

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! 

Going on a journey: The Last of England

This resource is designed to help you Look, Think, and Do inspired by 'The Last of England by Ford Madox Brown. The travellers in this painting are some of the millions who left Great Britain in the middle of the 19th century in search of a better standard of living. The artist, Ford Madox Brown, considered moving to India towards the end of 1852. This painting was inspired by the departure of his friend, the sculptor Thomas Woolner, who headed to Australia in search of gold.