Free resources for teachers

Ignite curiosity with free recovery curriculum resources about museum objects and artworks from Leeds Museums & Galleries. Get creative in the classroom with arts activities and tutorials, themed on the natural world. These activities are an opportunity for children and staff to develop connections and grow confidence.

Our resources are designed to support your recovery curriculum and the Leeds Supporting the Return to School document with activities which encourage the PACE approach of playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy. Leeds Museums & Galleries’ established approach is designed to promote collaboration, creativity, self-esteem and expressive communication skills.

Arts Award

We are offering the chance for your pupils to complete an Arts Award Discovery with virtual sessions delivered by our learning team. Find out more about Arts Award Discovery.

Mini Mindfulness with the Museum

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Resources


Created by Lotherton. Various resources.
Birds in Arts and Nature

Discover the variety of birds in decorative arts objects and the natural world.


Created by Abbey House Museum. Various resources
Burmantofts Cabbage

Play with colour and shapes and think about how they make you feel.


Created by Leeds Discovery Centre. Various resources.
Fossil Plant

Be inspired by fossils and plants and get creative with stories and art.


Created by Lotherton. Various resources.
Chair Design

Examine decorative designs and a range of chair styles from different periods in history.


Created by Lotherton. Various resources.
Papier-mâché

Find out how papier-mâché techniques can create wonderful artistic creations.


Created by Abbey House Museum. Various resources.
Burmantofts Frog

Discover the history of the Victorian spoon warmer and how animals in art are sometimes not as accurate as the real thing.


Created by Leeds City Museum. Various resources.
Animal Headdresses

Discover and create your own animal themed headdress based on items in our collection.


Created by Leeds City Museum. Various resources.
Monkeys and Primates

Learn about monkeys and primates, their habitats and how we relate to them.


Created by Loherton. Various resources.
Junko Mori

Admire and explore the beautiful Silver Poetry: Spring Fever Ring sculpture from artist Junko Mori.

Virtual Classroom

Take part in virtual classroom workshops with our learning team. We have adapted our workshops to be delivered virtually via Zoom Pro so that you can experience museum learning without leaving your classroom.

Search through our available virtual classroom workshops and get in touch to arrange a session with your pupils.

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