Learning at Home Activities

As you can’t visit our museums on a family day out or as part of a school trip we are bringing our museums to you.

We’ll be sharing some snippets of information and activities from our education programmes to help you build on your learning and interests at home. These include our Inspire 20 Art competition, our Kitchen Science experiments and our Big Brum BioBlitz, more of which can be found below: 

Inspire 20 Art Competition


This is the fifth year of our popular Inspire art competition and this year the competition is called What I Can See and it is open to all ages! This has been designed to help us all think about things in our homes, gardens, skies, views, and even in our imaginations and thoughts. So what might this mean to you?

Your art submission could be a poem, a still life, a painting in the garden, portrait, a photo, a digital drawing or video, a mud sculpture, a pen drawing … there is no right or wrong. 

Visit: Our Inspire 20 competition blog for full details including closing date.

Big Brum BioBlitz

Big Brum BioBlitz

Nature is taking over! We want to encourage families, young people and adults to explore their natural environment, expand their knowledge and develop new skills by carrying out their very own BioBlitz. 

Visit: Our Big Brum BioBlitz page to find out more.

Learning Resources

We are continuing to develop our learning resources and we are specifically focusing on Kitchen Science Experiments, History and Art, links to which can be found on this page below, or you can view all our learning resources via our Schools Learning Resources page.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) for Kids

BMAG for Kids website

Our BMAG for Kids interactive online resource is a great place for children to make some exciting discoveries. Join in the fun and games to learn more about Victorians, World War 2, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Art.

Visit: BMAG for Kids website.

Thinktank Kitchen Science Experiments

Kitchen Science

Have you been asked to do some science at home? Or you just love science? Why not try out some of our Thinktank Kitchen Science Experiments.

Visit: Thinktank Kitchen Science Experiments resource page.

Local Historic People

Local Historic People

Find out more about some of the incredible local figures at our sites that have shaped and changed our city of Birmingham.

Visit: Local Historic People resource page.