Discover stories behind the latest exhibitions, fascinating explorations into maritime science and archaeology, and the surprising details of what happens inside (and outside) a modern working museum.

Make it at home: miniature garden terrariums

25 Oct 2018

For this month’s make-it-at-home craft activity we’ve taken inspiration from the beautiful landscape photographs by the American photographer Ansel Adams. We’re going to show you how to make your own mini-landscapes in glass jars, called terrariums.

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Crafting a sensory forest

13 Jun 2017

Inspired by the Wildlife Photographer exhibition, this month’s craft spot is devoted to wilderness-themed sensory play resources, it’s a craft activity that is not necessarily done with kids but crafted for very young children.

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Swashbuckling Science

17 Aug 2016

Do you know a toddler who is bonkers for bubbles, mad about messy play, sweet on ships, or wild about water in all its shapes and forms? We thought we would use our monthly craft spot this August to share our top 5 maritime-y science-y activities for early learners as a way to celebrate National Science Week.

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How to make a mini planetarium

21 Jun 2016

There’s almost no end to the fun that can be had when kids have torches in their hands. Shadow play, bedroom projections, reading under the covers after lights out, spooky face stories, or… a hand-held miniature planetarium.

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