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Fun learning at home

We love welcoming families to our museums, but you don't need to visit to enjoy the fun. Here are some great ways to play and learn at home! #MuseumofFundon

a compilation of images of our various digital resources for families to use at home.



Play *with* screens...



Explore the Great Fire (a school topic for ages 5-7)

Play our popular game and fight the Great Fire! In bite-size chapters, this is a great classroom activity on whiteboard or tablet or a fun homework task.

Great Fire of London game

Help Tom fight the Great Fire in this interactive game, broken into handy bite-size chapters.

Explore historically accurate city maps in Minecraft to find hidden objects, burn London and fight the fire!

Great Fire 1666: Minecraft

Play through the streets of London during the blaze in this exciting Minecraft experience.

This absorbing and comprehensive website includes interactive maps, a timeline of fire events and four key themes for learning including people's lives and streets and buildings.

Great Fire 1666: Story

Dive deeper into what happened using interactive maps and timelines in this interactive digital story.

Discover the evidence of the fire through quality images, documents and 3D objects.

Great Fire objects and artworks

Discover the real evidence of the fire through intriguing images, documents and 3D objects.



Uncover prehistory (a school topic for ages 7-11)

Take this fun interactive quiz about how Stone Age people lived. Great for classroom use.

Hunter-gatherer quiz

Could you survive as a Stone Age hunter-gatherer? Find out for yourself in this fun quiz.

Could you build a prehistoric house? Take the roundhouse challenge quiz to get the lowdown.

Roundhouse quiz

It's 3000 years ago. You need to build a home. Can you manage it? Find out in this educational quiz.

Investigate life in prehistoric London and uncover its traces on our interactive map. Chariot gear, a mammoth's tusk - what will your pupils discover?

Prehistory explorer

Look into life in prehistoric London and uncover its traces with this interactive map.

You're in control of these exciting 3D objects! Zoom in, spin them round and figure out just how they were used in prehistoric times.

Virtual objects

Take control of real museum artefacts from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age with these 3D objects from prehistory.



Become a puppeteer (perfect for ages 7+)

Bring history to life by making and performing with puppets! Here, professionals Moth Physical Theatre show you everything you need to know.

Puppetry Training

All you need is paper and sticky tape for hours of fun and creativity – Moth Physical Theatre show you how in these five exciting videos.



Handle virtual objects (perfect for ages 7+ and learners with SEND)

Explore these 3D historical objects – from a mammoth's tooth to a Roman tile – along with keyword signing videos, images and discussion questions.

SEND-friendly 3D objects

Designed for young people with SEND, everyone can enjoy this selection of historical 3D objects.



Get creative without the mess (perfect for under-5s)

Plat at creating your own London outfit in this online game for early years.

Create a costume

Design your own clothes inspired by London's past fashions in our easy online game for little ones. You can even choose your own colours and patterns!

Create personalised London vehicles and buildings in this fun online game for early years!

Do buses make you happy?

... then play our early years Move and Make game and design your very own London vehicles and buildings.



Or play *without* screens!



Activities that don't need digital devices

An animated GIF showing a series of decorated penny plains.

Decorate your own penny plains

The Victorians loved decorating 'penny plains' – souvenir images of famous actors or heroes. Try it yourself using felt tips and colouring pencils – or embellish your pictures with sequins and glitter!

A storyteller tells a tale to some children.

Tell us a Tale

Dockers loved to tell stories! See if you can tell a tale like a docker with this storytelling game. Place lots of different items into a large bag, then close your eyes and pull out five at random. See if you can tell a tale where you mention every single item.

Fanshawe dress animated GIF

Crazy costumes

This silk dress was worn by Ann Fanshawe, daughter of the Lord Mayor in 1753. Can you imagine wearing something like this? Pop on your favourite clothes, strike a pose and take a photo to show us. Bonus activity: look for old family photos! What are people wearing?​

3 children play in a cardboard imaginary boat.

Playful Prompts

Try these quick-fire London challenges!

  • 1. Pose like a famous London Building
  • 2. Name as many London Tube stations you can in 30 seconds
  • 3. Climb aboard an invisible boat and imagine journeying down the River Thames
How did you get on?

Memory Matchers game

Memory Matchers

Time to test your memory skills! See if you can match these Docklands themed images to the correct facts in this fun memory game. Download and print off the game to play at home.

With a headscarf, stripey t-shirt and anchor tattoo.

Sailor Style

Get the sailor look in a few easy steps: 1.Find something stripey, like a t-shirt. 2.Use a scarf or a piece of fabric to make a neckerchief. 3. Make a spy glass (try an empty toilet roll). Be sure to send us a photo of your final looks! #MuseumofFundon

An animated GIF shows cards from the game.

Stinky Museum Card Game

We've got a lot of stinky things at the Museum of London, from Roman toilets to Medieval wee pots. Play our stinky card game to find out more and see who comes out... bottom?!

Simply print and cut out the cards to play. ​

A girl with a homemade banner saying 'Votes for Women'.

Campaign Time

People throughout time have used banners and posters to protest, campaign and show their messages to the world. What would you like to tell the world right now? Create your own banner and display it in your window at home.

An animated GIF showing lots of spices on spoons.

Sampling Station

Spices arrived at the Docklands from all over the world. Fancy a spicy guessing game? Close your eyes, ask another player to hand you spices found at home, give them a sniff then guess what they are. Who can guess the most correctly?

An animated GIF showing a ship sailing down the Thames in two historic periods.

Build a Bridge

Did you know there are over 30 bridges that cross the River Thames? How many can you name? See if you can create your own bridge using paper, recycled materials, or building blocks that you can find at home. Share photos of your completed bridges with us! #MuseumofFundon​

Animated GIF of a painting of a Frost Fair, with adults, children, dogs, horses and tents on the frozen Thames.

Draw your own Frost Fair

Can you imagine the River Thames freezing over? Back in the 1800s it sometimes did, and Londoners would hold Frost Fairs – markets full of games, food and ice skating. Have a go at drawing your own Frost Fair. What would you have done on the ice?​

A young person uses a pestle and mortar to create new spice mixes and invoke the aroma of the London docks.

Spice up your life

Sailors would bring interesting spices from all over the world to the London docks. Do you have a favourite spice? Mix some spices or herbs together at home to create a brand new smell.

A mother and daughter creating a London landmark in cardboard during a museum families session.

Build it higher... and higher!

Try the wartime principle of ‘make do and mend’ by recycling old cardboard boxes into a brand new creation! Who can build the tallest tower or recreate a famous London building?

A family enjoying a digging activity together.

Dig down

Archaeologists dig into the ground to discover more about the past. Create your own dig box at home by hiding different objects in sand or shredded newspaper for your family to uncover. Do you like digging?