The Helen Hamlyn Trust Museum Explorer trails

Museum explorer trails

Key information

Visit the Families Desk, Great Court.

Opening times

Weekends and school holidays: 10.00–12.30 and 13.15–16.30
See London Borough of Camden school holiday dates.

Our Museum explorer trails take you on a fascinating journey of exploration and discovery around the Museum.

On the way you'll track down amazing treasures and see intriguing objects from human history. There'll be objects to find, questions to answer and ideas to discuss. 

Explore in the Museum

  • Download and print the explorer trails at home so you can bring them in and complete them in your own time. 
  • Limited paper copies of the Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt explorer trails are available at the Families Desk located in the Great Court.
  • You can also download trails below on your smartphone or device, or at the Museum by scanning the QR codes at the Families Desk.
  • Museum explorer trails take 30–40 minutes to complete.

Explore at home

  • You can also download our trails and explore the collection at home using our virtual tours.

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Choose from eight activity trails

Half-and-half image of the right hand side of a ceramic jug with the left hand side showing half of a simple line drawing of a drinking bottle.

Colour and shape

Travel to Africa to meet Mammy Wata. Discover wonderful colours, shapes and patterns.

Ages: 3–5

Download and print the explorer trail at home.

 

Half-and-half image of the right hand side of sculpture of a dancing figure with the left hand side showing half of a simple line drawing of an analogue clock.

Time to count

Dance, laugh and practise your counting as you embark on an exciting journey through Asia!

Ages: 3–5

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Half-and-half image showing the right half of a Roman military helmet with the left-half drawn as a simple line illustration

Ancient Britain

Take a trip through thousands of years of British history to find out how life has changed across the centuries. 

Ages: 6+ 

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Half-and-half image of the right hand side of a wooden chair with the left hand side showing half of a simple line drawing of an armchair.

Africa around the world

Take a trip through thousands of years to discover how Africa has shaped the world.

Ages: 6+

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Half-and-half image showing the right half of the Rosetta Stone with the left-half drawn as a simple line illustration of a notepad

Ancient Egypt

Journey down the Nile to discover why it was so important in ancient Egypt. 

Ages: 6+

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Half-and-half image of the right hand side of a stone sculpture of a woman's head with the left hand side showing half of a simple line drawing of a camera.

Ancient Greece

Wander through thousands of years of Greek history to find out how life and art changed across the centuries. 

Ages: 6+

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Half-and-half image of the right hand side of camel figure with the left hand side showing half of a simple line drawing of a bicycle.

Fantastic Creatures

Voyage around the world to discover how people have painted, carved, hunted and farmed animals throughout history.

Ages: 6+ 

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Half-and-half image of the right hand side of a blue, green and yellow multicolour circle with the left hand side showing half of a simple line drawing of a rayed sun.

Journey Across Japan

Discover ancient and modern objects of a fascinating and flourishing nation as you journey across Japan.

Ages: 6+ 

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