Abbey Pumping Station Activities

These activity packs can be printed at home and used during your visit to Abbey Pumping Station.

Floor Plan

Download this floor plan to help plan your visit to Abbey Pumping Station

Leicester Museum & Art Gallery Activities

These activity packs can be printed at home and used during your visit to Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.

Be inspired by the artworks in our German Expressionism collection. Colour in this outline of Franz Marc’s ‘Red Woman’.

Every Picture Tells A Story

Explore the fascinating paintings in the Victorian Gallery at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery.

We have developed a new series of postcards for families and schools. Each postcard looks at a different painting in the Victorian gallery and there are fun activities for you to try at home. The postcards develop observation and thinking skills: inspiring curiosity and wonder. Click on the links below to print out the postcards at home.

Cue Cards

Here you will see a small selection objects from our wonderful collections, with photographs and descriptions, to help you plan what you might like to see during your self-guided school visit to Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.

Floor Plan

Download this floor plan to help plan your visit to Leicester Museum & Art Gallery

Newarke Houses Activities

These activity packs can be printed at home and used during your visit to Newark Houses.

Floor Plan

Download this floor plan to help plan your visit to Newarke Houses

Short Films

For a Key Stage 1 and 2 audience our short films link to the curriculum and are presented by a costumed character in a fun, interactive style.

Roaring Great Dinosaurs

Presented by a Jurassic Park themed character, the film focuses on two of the museums outstanding dinosaurs- the Neovenator and the Cetiosaurus and points out characteristics of these amazing creatures. The film has a strong localised theme with further focus on the Barrow Kipper and the Barwell Meteorite.

Watch the film here

Curriculum links: History, Local Study

Activity resources supporting this film: Dinosaur Gallery Activity Sheet, The Rutland the Dinosaur Activity Pack, The Barwell Meteorite Activity Sheet

Go Wild in Wild Space

The Wild Space Gallery tour is presented by a stereotypical explorer character, complete with binoculars and a safari hat. The character begins with the extinction display case and discusses how the viewer can do little things at home to help with the environment. From there, the character goes to each of the continents and focuses on a couple of animals in each display which we can still see today.

Watch the film here

Curriculum links: Geography, Habitats and Environment

Activity resources supporting this film: Wild Space Activity Sheet, Continents Map

Everlasting Egyptians

The Egyptian film, presented by a costumed Egyptian character, begins the film in the Death Gallery and discusses the process of mummification. In the Life Gallery, the character showcases a variety of real objects such as shabiti’s and amulets and discusses the importance of these in the Egyptian afterlife.

Watch the film here

Curriculum links: History

Activity resources supporting this film: Draw like an Ancient Egyptian, Make an Egyptian Mask

Roman Market Day in Leicester

The Roman film’s narrative is based around a Roman market stall holder trying to sell his goods. When his working day is finished, he heads off to the baths for relaxation. He shows the viewer what he takes with him for his bathing experience, including his sponge on a stick and strigil, explaining how each item is used.

Watch the Film here

Curriculum links: History

Activity resources supporting this film: Roman Object Loans Box