Activities to do in the Museum

We know it is not always possible to arrange a facilitated visit. The resources below provide some activities that can be carried out in the museum. There is also a selection of activity boxes that can be loaned out from the shop during your visit.

Guess Iggy's Height Use your maths skills to work out the height of Iggy
Materials detectives Explore the museum and identify a range of common materials
Ideas and Evidence A selection of activites based at the museum KS2 - pupils pack
Ideas and Evidence Teachers guide
Extreme Earth Trail that leads you to the most extreme fossils and rocks in the museum
Being Darwin the Geologist Activities to help explore the Darwin exhibition KS2
Footprint Top Trumps How do you compare to animals on the trackway trail
Create a Creature Make your own dinosaur
Seaside Trail Follow the seaside trail

Children and acitvity box

 

Monday to Friday
10:00 to 13:00 & 14:00 to 17:00

Saturday
10:00 to 16:00 

Sunday
Closed



How do you get thirty-six 8-11yr olds excited about science in museums? Give them a ‘crime scene’ and skills to solve the crime.



Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to the North-West Passage has often been in the news ever since he left England on the 19th May, 1845 never to return. Successive searches throughout the 19th century eventually found artefacts and human remains. But it was not until 2014 the wreck of Franklin’s ship, HMS Erebus was found and two years later the wreck of HMS Terror. Now the extraordinary story of HMS Erebus is receiving new publicity thanks to the publication of Michael Palin’s new book – ‘Erebus : the story of a ship’. Whilst the earliest searches did not find any traces of Franklin and his crew, one of them, led by Captain Kellett did find a superb mammoth tusk, which is now part of the Sedgwick Museum’s Ice Age display.