In this self-led activity you will be shown close ups of statue hands. Can you guess what they are doing and who they are based on these small fragments? Take the quiz with the whole family and see which one of you is the most detail-orientated and imaginative!
It’s a good opportunity for you to take some time out and relax, while getting to know our casts a little better!
Follow our video, set to calming music and stretch your body like an ancient statue. Or download the presentation guide and carry out the exercises at your own pace.
All you need to get started is a mat, blanket or towel.
This activity will lead you through a gentle 10 minute stretch, perfect for the whole family!
Ever wondered how books are made? Before the invention of electricity and printing machines, books were handmade. Each book was unique and one of a kind. The text inside was handwritten too. This activity will introduce you to the craft of bookmaking.
You will make your own book using things you have at home! You get to decide how big or small it is, choose the book covers and paper colour. It is all up to you!
To Make Your Own Book you will need:
Find out more about the objects and habits that the Romans introduced to Britain.
In this activity you can find out about "Romanisation", the process through which Britain became more Roman.
Learn more about the niece of the Emperor Augustus, Antonia Minor. Using useful prompts and a planner, imagine a day in her life.
Which emperor's statue was thrown into a river in England? Which Roman invaded Britain first? Which emperor loved to sing? Find out in this activity.
See busts of Julius Caesar, Claudius, Nero and Hadrian from the Museum's collection and find out more about each one. Discover how they are connected to the history of Britain, and complete the activities to learn more.
Learn more about Greek Pottery using vase templates and sherds from the Museum's collection to design your own vase.
Choose one of three pottery shapes then draw and decorate your own vase inspired by Greek pottery.
You can still enjoy learning with the Museum of Classical Archaeology, even if you are not able to visit in person.
With this selection of downloadable learning resources, you can learn about the Ancient Greeks wherever you are.