You might not be able to visit them right now, but you can have a virtual tour, a lesson from the experts or enjoy their on line resources from the wonderful York Attractions below!
Check Out the Kidzone on the ABC Wildlife & Conservation Park website.
There are lots of learning resources to help you find out about nature.
Download our colouring sheets, worksheets and games created by our keepers and students for you to enjoy at home.
Some of our favourites include the evolution timeline mobile and the springtime crafts like their hatching eggs.
There is also a weekly vlog on their Youtube Channel each Monday at 9am.
In May they are also going to film Storytime at the Zoo (reading animal children’s stories with some of our own animals)
READ, WATCH, DO, TRY & MAKE
There is a fantastic NEW resource called ‘Discover from Home’ page on the JORVIK Viking Centre website, jam-packed full of things to keep children and adults alike amused while they are at home.
We have had several requests via Facebook and telephone for bricks to keep families entertained in this isolation period.
We have put together a bundle to help families through this period with lots of bricks to keep themselves and their children occupied.
We are offering discounted mixed brick bundles so the more you buy the more you save and every bundle includes a free storage bag worth £10 (you can pick pink or blue) and free delivery to the area indicated.
We can take payment over the phone so no travel to the shop or close proximity required or if you prefer cash can be collected on delivery.
All bricks have been cleaned and sterilised as always with everything we supply.
The prices are as follows: 1Kg = £45, 2Kg = £80 (saving £10 on RRP), 3Kg = £105 (saving £30 on RRP) and 4Kg = £120 (saving £60 on RRP).
The storage bag comfortably holds 4Kg when pulled closed for quick and easy tidying up and storage.
We hope this can help even if only in a small way.
All the best, The Minifigs & Bricks team
The Science Museum Group – which is the parent of the Railway Museum, has a whole host of learning resources on their website.
This site brings together resources from our Museums, including activities, games and videos. Discover activities to support a range of curriculum topics for use in the classroom, in museum galleries and beyond.
It includes free Activities and resources plus Games & Apps.
Our museums may be closed, but we are striving to bring our amazing collections to you at home.
Check out our social media channels for regular content, games and challenges to keep you entertained!
Lie to Us! – Every Monday
Every Monday visitors to the York Art Gallery, Yorkshire Museum or York Castle Museum Twitter and Facebook feeds will be invited to make up a story about a chosen object – the more obscure the better! The curators will reveal the answer once all guesses are in.
Throwback Thursdays – Every Thursday
On York Castle Museums social feeds visitors will be invited to reminisce and reveal their stories about a chosen object from the recent past!
While on York Art Gallery’s there will be a chance to remember some of the gallery’s most popular exhibitions, with fantastic photos of shows such as David Hockney’s Bigger Trees Near Water and William Etty : Art and Controversy.
Curator Battle – Every Friday
Let the battle of the curators commence, as museums across the country debate if they have the best object from a chosen theme – be it the ugliest, dullest, prettiest or biggest! Join the debate by following the Yorkshire Museum’s Twitter, and argue or agree as the curators pit their collections and wits against each other.
Explore our online collection:
From archaeology to geology, costume and textiles to social history and photography.
Explore our own collections on our website.
You can also use Art UK to explore our Fine Art Collection.
York Museums Trust collection on Art UK
Use History Pin to explore modern York and see how our artworks would have fit within the landscape.
York Museums Trust on History Pin
This playlist on YouTube shows Assistant Curator Adam Parker digging deeper into the objects in our ‘Roman York: Meet the People of the Empire’ exhibition.
Assistant Curator Adam Parker gives insight into our Roman collections.
Check out the rest of our videos, including interviews with artists, curators and insights into our buildings and collections.
Our full YouTube Channel
Through Google Arts and Culture, we’ve created some bite-size interactive guides of our current and previous exhibitions.
Click on the link below to see a virtual tour of Kirkgate – The Victorian street that brings history to life
Step onto the cobbles of our Victorian street, visit the authentic shops and discover the weird and wonderful collections from this bygone era – from luxurious costumes to tasty traditional sweets and the pharmacist’s unlikely ‘cures’.