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Virtual tours e.g. museums, galleries and workplaces

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As well as working with schools, The Education People and Children's University staff are committed to supporting children, young people and their families with home learning and enrichment opportunities.

We appreciate that this is an uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible lockdown.  Making happy memories, whilst learning during this time, will be very important to all.

These links have been given to us by a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors, Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries and partners such as the Museum and Galleries learning group.  

This section of our website will be updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's new.  Do click on the subject links on the left tab for more specific resources available to schools and families.


These resources have been supplied to us by colleagues Arts Award and the Learning in Museums and Galleries Facebook group

12 vitual tours for musuems and galleries around the world

  • Experience the best museums from London to Seoul in the comfort of your own home.


Age of Revolution - Making the world over

  • The Age of Revolution resource brings together objects and artworks from museums and galleries across the UK, together with fascinating facts, information and curriculum-linked ideas to help bring this extraordinary period to life. Organised across four revolutionary themes, it provides fascinating routes to the past for learners of all ages and connects it with their own lives.


Art gallery Tours

  • 34 incredible museum and gallery tours you can take from the comfort of your own home.


Edinburgh Zoo live webcams

  • Watch the animal antics live from Edinburgh Zoo with our range of webcams!


Europeana exhibitions

  • Europeana provides access to millions of books, music, artworks and more - with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you're looking for.


Europeana blogs


Family Days Out

  • Free virtual tours of world museums, educational sites and galleries for children.


Google Earth tours

  • For ages, Google Earth has remained people's go-to service for browsing our globe. All from the comfort of their home and couches. Google Earth was completely overhauled in 2017. And that introduced more virtual tours to the world's most exotic places and cultures. This gives you a chance to learn more about them.


History Needs You

  • HistoryNeedsYou  are a history and heritage consultancy working with museums, heritage organisations, schools, colleges and universities. We'll enable you to make history and heritage accessible, fun, engaging and inclusive.  



  • Take a virtual tour around these businesses to get an idea of what it's like to work there!

    The 360 degree tours were produced for key businesses in the Ipswich area and funded through the Ipswich Opportunity Area project.  Now kindly released for general viewing, the tours are a great way to explore these employers using photography, sound and video.


Invisible Cities

  • Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city.
  • Seek adventure and discovery with our new Invisible Cities downloadable resources. Everyone can enjoy them, discover their city like never before and hear about the work we do!  You can print these activity packs at home for children to enjoy and complete.
  • Virtual Tours of Manchester and Edinburgh can be found here.



Live webcams including wildlife & Northern Lights

  • Explore's growing library consists of more than 250 original films and 30,000 photographs from around the world. They showcase our work at film festivals, on over 100 public broadcast and cable channels, and on numerous online destinations including explore.org, Snag Films, Hulu and TakePart.


Lonely Planet Kids

  • Short videos include a London trail, animals of the Amazon rainforest, how skyscrapers work.


MCN: Advancing digital transformation in museums

  • The ultimate guide to virtual museum resources, E-Learning, and online collections.


My Learning  

  • Free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations.


Open Objects

  • Stuck at home?  View cultural heritage collections online. 


Show Me

  • Games, collections, videos, stories, homework help and family days out from museums and galleries.   Family-friendly resources, games and homework help.


Teaching History with 100 objects

  • One hundred objects from museums across the UK with resources, information and teaching ideas to inspire your students' interest in history.


V21 Art Space

  • V21 Artspace use a mixture of innovative laser scanning technology and multimedia including video, 360 video, audio, photography, 360 photography and photogrammetry to capture realtime arts, culture, museums and heritage, exhibitions, galleries, spaces and objects to produce interactive 3D virtual exhibition tours, virtual gallery tours, virtual museum tours and virtual cultural space tours.
    The closest thing to being there.


Virtual London Museum Tours

  • In a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus, many of London's cultural institutions are closing their doors to the public for the time being. But that doesn't mean you have to become a total philistine - thanks to an incredible range of virtual tours, you can visit some of the capital's best-loved museums, galleries and historic buildings without getting up from your sofa... and it won't cost you a penny.