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During the Covid-19 Lockdowns, the Museum Team worked on creating these FREE Home Learning Resources for families to use and enjoy. From how to videos, to activity books, to worksheets and trails, there is something for everyone to explore.

All of these resources are FREE to use! If you share any of your adventures on social media, please don’t forget to tag us!

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How to make a Constellation Cube

As part of our resources to accompany our exhibition The King’s Observatory: Richmond’s Science Story, join our Learning Officer, Vicky, and discover how you can make a Constellation Cube so you can see the stars twinkle, even during the day!

Click here to watch the video

Click here to download the written instructions

Click here for a  template with constellations linked to Greek Myths

Click here for a template with constellations linked to the Star Signs

Click here for a template, that is blank for you to decorate how you wish!

How to make an Origami Star

As part of our resources to accompany our exhibition The King’s Observatory: Richmond’s Science Story, join our Learning Officer, Vicky, and discover how to make a simple origami star and create your own constellation collage!

Click here to watch the video

To download the written instructions, click here

Click here for a template to help you prepare some squares of paper


Victorian Toy & Paper Chain Swan Christmas Crafts

Join Visitor Assistant Genevieve to learn about Victorian Christmas traditions. Follow along with the video to make your own Victorian cup and ball toy from simple household items.

Follow our activity instructions to craft a trio of festive paper chain swans, just like the swan found on the Victorian Richmond coat of arms. Decorate you home with your elegant swans or turn them into a fantastic 3D Christmas card.

CLICK HERE for the VIDEO to craft a Victorian cup and ball toy

CLICK HERE for paper chain swans craft WORKSHEET
Click here for A4 swan template
Click here for A3 swan template

ACTIVITIES: Florence Nightingale & Victorian Medicine

Join our work experience student Catherine who will teach you all about Florence Nightingale and Victorian medicine. Follow along with her video so you can make your own paper lantern at home, just like the one Florence Nightingale used! Then test your knowledge on Victorian Medicine with these fun activities sheets to do at home including a word search, matching diseases to their symptoms and designing nursing uniform.

CLICK HERE for the VIDEO to make a paper lantern

CLICK HERE for Victorian Medicine activities


ACTIVITY PACK: Archaeology at Work—A Bronze Age Murder Mystery!

Explore the story of Thomas Newby Reeve’s ancestor, an archaeologist who started work at Stonehenge.

Have a go at being an archaeologist, identify mystery objects from the grave and solve a murder mystery!

CLICK HERE for Bronze Age Murder Mystery Activity Pack


ACTIVITY PACK: Victorian Richmond—Rag Rug Making

Investigate what happened to Richmond’s poor and the history of the Workhouse on Queen’s Road.

Make some workhouse gruel and your own rag rug. Learn about different Victorian toys and games and make your own to play with!

CLICK HERE for Victorian Richmond Activity Pack


VIDEO: Anglo Saxon Friendship Bracelet

Join the Learning Officer to make a friendship bracelet using Anglo Saxon braiding techniques! Learn about who the Anglo Saxon’s were and how they made wonderful textiles, then have a go yourself.

CLICK HERE to download additional braiding instructions



VIDEOS: Paper Party Hat & WWII Baking

Join the Museum of Richmond for some VE day fun! Learn what VE day is all about and  make a paper party hat ready to decorate!

Use a World War Two recipe from our collection, and follow this how-to video to make some delicious marmalade buns!

CLICK HERE for VIDEO to make a paper party hat!

CLICK HERE for VIDEO to bake some WWII marmalade buns!


ACTIVITY SHEET: Share your lockdown memories!

We would love to find out what you have been up to during lockdown. Complete a Lockdown Memories Activity Sheet and email it to us: info@museumofrichmond.com

You can add your own photographs, write or draw on your activity sheet and if you live in Richmond we may be able to include your memories in our Lockdown Memories Project.

This means that future generations can find out how life was different!

Click Here for Activity Sheet Example (younger children)


  ACTIVITIES: Richmond—Coat of Arms

Take part in our Coats of Arms activities! Join the Learning Officer to explore different coats of arms and their symbols. Follow the how-to instructions to make an origami swan symbol. Design your own coat of arms using our heraldic symbol sheet which shows you all their meanings. Test your knowledge about coats of arms with our online quiz and join the dots to reveal the hidden heraldic symbols.

CLICK HERE for VIDEO on Richmond Coats of Arms & how to make an Origami swan

CLICK HERE for WORKSHEET to design your own coats of arms

CLICK HERE for WORKSHEET on heraldic symbols and their meanings

CLICK HERE for ONLINE QUIZ to test you Coats of Arms knowledge

Reveal our hidden heraldic symbols in the join the dots pictures:
CLICK HERE for join the dots (numbers 1-20)
CLICK HERE for join the dots (numbers 1 – 40)
CLICK HERE for join the dots (numbers 1 – 110)
CLICK HERE for join the dots (numbers 1 – 130)


ACTIVITY SHEET: Richmond Green Scavenger Hunt!

For a fun afternoon outside with the family why not try our Richmond Green Scavenger Hunt and see how many new things you can discover! You can print the worksheet or why not take a screenshot and take part on your phone.