Explore and Discover - free downloadable activities


Browse the full range of Explore and Discover guides

In addition to these free downloads we also offer a range of full-colour, printed gallery guides for primary and secondary students. These can be purchased in advance of your visit for £1 per guide.

Browse guides for Key Stages 1 and 2

Browse guides for Key Stages 3 and 4

We have four free Explore and Discover booklets for you to download and print before your visit. These free guides are the perfect complement to our Explore and Discover primary and secondary series. They will help you make the most of your pupils’ journey through the Museum.

These resources are suitable for Key Stages 1-3 (ages five-14) and may be used in a number of different galleries. They link to a variety of curriculum themes such as literacy, art and science, and contain tips to help you prepare for and follow up your visit to the Museum.

Photo postcard

Draw your favourite exhibit then write about your trip to the Museum.

Suitable for Key Stages 1-2

Learning labels

Write your own labels to explain our exhibits to younger people.

Suitable for upper Key Stage 1 - lower Key Stage 3

Museum trumps

Create a game based on animals you've seen at the Museum.

Suitable for upper Key Stage 1 - lower Key Stage 3

My own exhibition

Choose appropriate specimens for your own exhibition and explain your choice.

Suitable for Key Stages 1–3