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Discover the galleries open at the Museum using these fun family activity sheets and trails.
To support the one-way route around some of the Museum's most popular galleries, we've created these family resources.
Download onto your phone or tablet and discover the collection as you track down objects in the Museum and learn about their history. Alternatively, before your visit make sure you print copies of the activity sheets and trails you want to do and bring them with you. Don't forget them!
Paper copies of these resources are not being distributed in the Museum at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Gallery activity sheets
Roar like a lion in the Great Court as you enter the Museum and find out more about this impressive beast.
Room 4: Egyptian sculpture (south)
Become a symbol detective in the Egyptian sculpture gallery and find all of the symbols.
Room 6: Assyrian sculpture and Balawat Gates
Discover ancient Assyrian gods and monsters on relief panels.
Rooms 12–18: Ancient Greece
Follow the Museum explorer ancient Greece trail from Room 12: Greece: Minoans and Mycenaeans through to Room 18: Parthenon, and wander through 1,000 years of Greek history.
Please note, Room 22 at the end of the trail will be closed.
Room 23: Greek and Roman sculpture
Pose like a statue in this family activity. How many poses can you copy from the sculptures in the room?
Room 8: Assyria: Nimrud
Identify what's fit for a king using the clues in this gallery activity.
Room 4: Egyptian sculpture (north)
Continue your journey through ancient Egypt and explore the sculptures of the pharaohs with our royal Ramses family activity.
Rooms 61–65: Ancient Egypt
Travel down the Nile across five galleries to discover life and death in ancient Egypt.
Room 25: Africa
Travel to Africa to meet Mammy Wata using the Museum explorer trail. Discover wonderful colours, shapes and patterns.
Room 26: North America
Discover African music in America using the journey of the Akan drum.
Room 27: Mexico
Explore the colourful Mexican menagerie in Room 27 and find all the animals.
Room 1: Enlightenment
Delve into this museum-in-a-room and explore the wonders of an age of reason and learning.
As you end your journey around the Museum try and identify the different shapes to be found in the Great Court.