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Activities at Home

Are you looking for something to keep the family entertained? Museums Worcestershire is bringing you an exciting programme of activities, videos and interactive fun every week, so you can still take part in the museum experience from home. #MuseumFromHome means that even during these strange times, we can bring culture to everyone online. Just keep an eye on our social media and our website as we’re releasing regular activities inspired by our collections… watch this space!

Beautiful embroidery peacock

For more experienced crafters, recreate the stunning peacock design used in the Bromgrove Guild’s stained glass window. The window is part of our County collections at Hartlebury Castle.

Create your own embroidery version! Download the handy instruction sheet here, and the peacock design template here. You can either print the template or trace it – and change the size to suit your project.

Download a colour-in sheet of the peacock, just scroll down to the colour-in sheets section below.

Create your own Japanese story & design a Kimono

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum holds a small but significant collection of 19th century Japanese woodblock prints.

Design your own Kimono! Open our Kimono pattern worksheet here.

Write your own story based on what you can see! We have chosen 3 examples from our collection which show:

  • The  Silk Weaver
  • The Letter Reader
  • The Hot Cup of Tea!

Open the writing prompts worksheet to get started.

Colour-In the Museum!

Perfect for a creative afternoon. Click on the pictures below to download your colouring-in sheet. Use the pictures to copy the colours – or make up your own!

Child with Kitten painting

Colouring-in sheet 1 – Girl with Kitten

Colouring-in sheet 5 – Peacock Stained Glass

Flowers painting

Colouring-in sheet 3 – Flowers

Colouring-in sheet 2 – Worcester Cathedral

Stokesay Castle painting

Colouring-in sheet 4 – Stokesay Castle

Make your own Museum

Museums often start with a collection, a group of items which one person is passionate about and are linked in some way.

Create your own collection in a shoe box to become a curator of your own mini museum! The items don’t need to be historic artefacts, they can be items that mean something to you and are linked in some way. For inspiration on how to start collecting, open our How to Make Your Own Collection Box information sheet.

Join our Museum Make-athon on social media

Every Tuesday & Thursday we share a creative project on social media, that you and your family can get stuck into at home – using things you might find around the house. Browse some of the examples below, and follow the County Museum, City Art Gallery & The Commandery here on Facebook and Twitter to see new ones every week!

Design your own ration packaging

This week's Museum Make-athon is all about Rationing! Discover, explore & create every Tuesday & Thursday ✂️ Just a...

Posted by The Commandery - Worcester on Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Fun foam prints

Museum Make-athon time! As this is the Easter holidays, we've decided to offer a fun and simple art project without...

Posted by Worcestershire County Museum on Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Mayflower-inspired story

It's Tuesday so it's Museum Make-athon time! Today, to celebrate the launch of our Mayflower 400 exhibition going...

Posted by Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery on Tuesday, 21 April 2020

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