Museum at Home

Newton Abbot Museum gets digital during our closure to support social distancing

Welcome to our useful resources page.

Here you can find links to:

  • Support during quarantine and virus advice
  • Virtual Museum Tours from around the world
  • Education for school age children
  • Activities to do at home

Community Support, Online Exploring, Learning from Home

Coronavirus Support

Government advice

https://www.devon.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-in-devon/?fbclid=IwAR3zCCCYFlYYm7gsR1NnvWFTjGilGseNYqvi2syEYr3Vb8KdwpCtjLphhqo

The most up to date advice to stay safe in these strange times

Direct contacts

Adults - Customer Services, CARE DIRECT, Adult Social Care, Devon County Council – Telephone: 0345 155 1007 Out of hours - 0345 6000 388

Children - Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email mashsecure@devon.gov.uk Out of hours – 0345 6000 388

Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) Supporting people that support others, providing advice on staying safe and legal. Contact Susan Wroe 01626 326120 or email Elaine@teigncvs.org.uk

Newton Abbot Covid 19 Mutual Aid Provide a service to collect prescriptions and shopping. Contact Jane Haden 07954 054459 or email, janehaden1961@hotmail.co.uk You can also find a group on Facebook of the same name where you can ask questions, share information etc

 

Virtual Museums

https://artsandculture.google.com/partner?hl=en

Google Arts and Culture have a huge collection of virtual museum tours that you can find all in one place at this site

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EVMQiHHKugF4RQ071DzimkSKn1AuiBNOJ-i6xs1mBts/edit?fbclid=IwAR2B4eURQim0w1IGss0urtDytm-fh0OfrMvsPYnJRH4Y9jrwaLzYJwGXkns#

This Google doc has lots of art and museum resources, including a column for virtual tours. You will need to be signed into Google to read it

http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/

Another great round up of online museums

Top Virtual Experiences

Don’t fancy scrolling through so many options-? Here are our favourites which have all been fully tested by us:

  • British Museum

https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

Beautifully designed interactive timeline showing objects from the huge British Museum collections, can also sort by theme

  • The Getty

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/the-j-paul-getty-museum/cwFdGYSXlaOg6w?hl=en&sv_lng=-118.473493&sv_lat=34.0771277&sv_h=-18&sv_p=0&sv_pid=SQiOe6lNRxGuLEN-mwxVdA&sv_z=0.9999999999999997

Walk around the Getty in America and click on artworks to get more information

  • The Natural Hisory Museum (UK)

https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/the-natural-history-museum/JQF3coVswSVUVw?sv_lng=-0.1762865702767158&sv_lat=51.49612801030892&sv_h=262.27&sv_p=0&sv_pid=mFQI22sOR6Rg8H2wE7-mSA&sv_z=0.9999999999999997

Wander around London’s wonderful Natural History Museum

  • The National Gallery (UK)

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours/google-virtual-tour

If you like paintings, the National Gallery is the virtual tour for you

  • The Louvre

https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne

Hop over the pond to France and explore several virtual tours, my particular favourite is the Medieval Louvre

  • Pitt Rivers Museum

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=ns3yCKpUzSq&help=1

A brilliant 3d rendering of a museum displaying the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford in England.

Online Museum Resources for Kids & Families

(Thanks to Mar Dixon on Twitter for this one)

Museum Name

Type of resource

Link

#metkids (The Met)

Videos

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/videos

American Battlefield Trust

Virtual Tours

https://www.battlefields.org/visit/virtual-tours

Andy Warhol Museum

Online Lessons

https://www.warhol.org/lessons/

Canadian Museum of Nature

Colouring Sheets

https://nature.ca/en/explore-nature/blogs-videos-more/colouring-pages/arctic

Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

Various

https://www.cdm.org/category/resources

Children's Museum of South Dakota

Various

https://prairieplay.org/seize-the-play/category/recipes-for-play/

Children's Museum Pittsburgh (Makeshop Show blog)

Various

https://makeshopshow.wordpress.com/

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Various

https://www.thecjm.org/explore

Corning Museum of Glas

YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/corningmuseumofglass

Glazer Children's Museum

Various

https://glazermuseum.org/gcmathome

History Colorado

Online Exhibits

https://www.historycolorado.org/online-exhibits-digital-badges

International Maritime Museum Hamburg

Model Cardboard Boats

https://www.imm-hamburg.de/cardboard-model-sheet/

Les Fruits de Mer

Various

http://www.lesfruitsdemer.com/resources

LICM

Ideas for Playing Outside

https://www.licm.org/play-outside/

Monteray Bay Aquarium

Games & Activities

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/for-educators/curriculum-and-resources/games-and-activities

Monteray Bay Aquarium

Live Cams

https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Monticello

Virtual Tours

https://www.monticello.org/house-gardens/virtual-tours-of-monticello

Mount Vernon

Various

https://www.mountvernon.org/library/digitalhistory/resources-for-online-learning/

Museum of Early Trades and Crafts

Various

http://www.metc.org/at-home/

National Museums Scotland

Various

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections

National Park Service

Virtual Tours

https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm

NCMA Learn

Various

https://learn.ncartmuseum.org/

North Carolina Historic Sites

Teacher Resource Pack

https://bit.ly/3aVtuYD

Norton Simon Museum

Various Art Projects

https://www.nortonsimon.org/learn/schools-and-teachers/teacher-resources

Ohio History Connection

Videos & Other

https://www.ohiohistory.org/learnathome

Reston Historic Trust and Museum

Museum Activity Book

https://bit.ly/2TSqfM1

Science Museum (London)

Games & Apps

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/games-and-apps

Shedd Aquarium

Videos

https://www.sheddaquarium.org/sea-curious

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Various

https://learninglab.si.edu/

Somerset Place State Historic Site

YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2aw6LdbM7ifBlUivwcsYHg/featured

Speed Art Museum

Art Tutorials

https://www.speedmuseum.org/learn/education-at-home-resources

Tate

Games & Quizzes

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes

The Heritage Lab

Various

https://www.theheritagelab.in/tag/activity-sheet

Non-Museum attractions

https://www.google.com/maps/@33.8121163,-117.9187033,3a,75y,82.65h,83.64t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8c0M-NrxM_zxyRl6BP0Mew!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

Use google street view to wander around Disneyland (you will need to copy and paste this link not click it)

www.britishtours.com/360/beatles-abbey-road

Virtually explore the world’s most famous zebra crossing

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stonehenge/history-and-stories/stonehenge360/?utm_source=awin&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Affiliate&awc=5928_1585315118_489ec4d158f1d0eaac24290837dea058&utm_source=awin&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=Affiliate&awc=5928_1585315118_489ec4d158f1d0eaac24290837dea058

See Stonehenge from the comfort of your sitting room

https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/royalpavilion/whattosee/virtual-tour/

The Royal Pavilion in Brighton is an over-the-top regency palace, and the virtual tour allows you to experience the eye-popping décor without venturing outside

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway/features/take-a-virtual-tour-of-the-giants-causeway?awc=3795_1585315078_147769c10849164f120223687fda6f6b&campid=Affiliates_Central_Mem_AWIN_Standard&aff=78888

See the beautiful outdoors of Ireland without the virus risk

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/a-la-ronde/features/a-la-ronde-virtual-tours?awc=3795_1585315055_b15c13ab70f92b2de7971a50ae802e89&campid=Affiliates_Central_Mem_AWIN_Standard&aff=78888

Have a more local look around at A La Ronde, one of the National Trusts most unique properties. There’s also a panoramic view of the coast if you are feeling a bit hemmed-in  at home

https://www.facebook.com/NationalMarineAquarium/

You can watch the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth feeding their  turtles and sharks on their facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2361386647472433/

The Newton Abbot Nostalgia group share old photos of the area as well as topics for memories and chat

Home Learning

https://museummum.com/2020/03/21/covid-culture/

Great museum resources for families when social distancing- I particularly enjoyed the V&As design a wig game

https://www.ted.com/talks

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and is a not-for-profit organisation focused on spreading ideas in the form of short (max 18 minutes), engaging videos.  For a range of expertly curated, though-provoking and inspiring talks, click

https://artsology.com/hieronymus-bosch-invaders.php

Space invaders, but with an art history theme (games can be learning too!)

An archaeological jigsaw

For those of you on Facebook, Urban Archaeology have asked for help in piecing together 133 pieces of wall plaster. The wall plaster, from a Gloucestershire church, is covered with post-1520s black text and there is a link to the hi-res photos in the Facebook post.  

Make your own paper Neolithic house

If you fancy something more creative or have younger children, have a go at making your own Neolithic house from paper by illustrator Jools Wilson – you’ll need a printer and scissors…and perhaps some patience!

School Subjects

English

All ages

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

Maths:

All ages

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old

Science:

All ages

  • BBC Bitesize: Primary | Secondary | Post-16 (UK GCSE)
  • Mystery Doug: A weekly video answering a science question to your inbox
  • Elements: the periodic table in words and images

Pre-school, primary, younger learners

Secondary learners, up to 16-years-old