Learning at Home Activities

As you can’t visit some of our museums on a family day out we are bringing our museums to you.

We’ll be sharing some snippets of news, information and activities from our education programmes to help you build on your learning and interests at home. We are continuing to develop our learning resources so do keep checking this page! 

Inspire 21 Art Competition

Inspire 21 Art Competition

Our Inspire 21 art competition for children and young people in the West Midlands is back!

The theme this year will be Nature and the Environment. The age groups for entries are: 0-4 years, 5-9 years, 10-14 years, 15-19 years, 20-25 years. The winning entry in each age group will receive a prize of £50 in art vouchers and a free Birmingham Museums family membership. 

For more information visit the Inspire 21 art competition page. Deadline for entries is Friday 16th July 2021.

Online Resources

Links to our resources can be found 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? We have over 15 videos and experiments for you to watch and try yourself. 

Visit: Thinktank Kitchen Science Experiments resource page.

Seasonal Activities: Spring 

MiniBrum Spring Activities

Take a look at our two spring activities, which are designed for families with children under 8 to play and explore together.

Visit: MiniBrum Spring Activities resource page.

Chromatography Paper Rainbow Activity

Paper Rainbow (Chromatography)

Chromatography is an easy activity to do at home with kids of all ages and you can make it as scientific as you like. Chromatography is an experiment for separating a mixture and finding out what’s dissolved in it.

Visit: Paper Rainbows 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.

Downloadable Resources

MiniBrum Colouring Sheet

Download our free printable colouring sheets.

Visit: Thinktank colouring sheets.