My Museum

This is the place you can find resources to download onto your electronic device or print at home. The activities are designed for a range of age groups from ‘early years’ through to ‘adult learners’. We will be regularly updating this page, allowing you to bring the Museum of Cardiff into your home.

Detective Dewi’s Outdoor Challenge

History Detectives (Ages 5+)

We have a fun challenge for you to try next time you are enjoying the outdoors.

Find all the things on Detective Dewi’s list to complete the challenge!

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Feeling extra creative? Download the black and white version of the activity and add your own colour to the page.

An easy read Word document is also available to download.

Activity in colour (PDF file)Activity in black and white (PDF file)Activity easy read (Word document)
Images of Activity sheets. Colour version and black and white version.

Make your own soup

History Detectives (Ages 5+)

During the second world war, people were encouraged to grow their own vegetables. Download our recipe and make your own fresh potato soup.

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Make your own salt dough decorations.

History Detectives (Ages 5+)

You can reuse and display your decorations year after year!

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Salt dough decorations

Make your own reindeer

History Detectives (Ages 5+)

A festive craft activity for you to try at home!

Follow the simple step by step video and build your own 3D reindeer.

Craft Activity
What you need for reindeer craft. Scissors, pencil, pencil crayons, sticky tape

PROTEST! Ideas worth fighting for

Activity Project (Ages 11 – 16)

This activity project is designed to be used alongside the short animated film ‘Protest! Ideas worth fighting for’. Created by students of Cardiff West Community High School, the film looks at their ‘ideas worth fighting for’. What will you fight for?

Start by watching the short film and then download the presentation and the activity sheets which includes the teaching notes.

1. Watch Film2. Presentation3. Activity Sheets

Dinky Dragons School (Early Years 3+)

Here are some fun activity sheets for you to print at home. Each learning activity includes Museum of Cardiff characters for children to colour and is designed to support basic literacy and numeracy development.

Kids activity sheets.

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Activity 1Activity 2Activity 3
Hand drawn illustration of suffragette holding placard which reads, Protest! Ideas Worth Fighting For. Another placard reads Protest! Activity Project.

History Detectives (Ages 5+)

These learning activities have been created for primary school aged children to explore different themes in Cardiff’s social history. Activities have been designed to support numeracy, oracy and critical thinking skills.

Kids first World War activity sheets.

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Activity 1Activity 2Activity 3
Oral History, Museum, Cardiff

Oral History Guide (Ages 13+)

Are you interested in recording the memories of someone in your family or someone you are caring for? Follow this beginners guide to carrying out an oral history.

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History Detectives (Age 5+)

What colours would you use? Design your own bunting!

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Bunting craft activity for children.

Dinky Dragons School (Early Years 3+)

Some musical themed drawings for you to download and print at home. Colour them in and share your colourful designs with us!

Line illustration of musical instruments and music related objects.
Line illustrations of musical instruments.

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Activity 1Activity 2Activity 3Activity 4Activity 5
Grid of four images. Illustration of history detective characters. Musical instrument, Shofar. Musical instrument, Thumb Piano. Musical instrument, Koto.

Cardiff’s Sound Activity

History Detectives (Ages 5+)

This activity looks at some of the musical instruments used by different communities in Cardiff. By exploring video clips and personal stories, you will discover the importance of music to people and their communities and be asked to think about the sounds and instruments that are meaningful to you.

Cardiff’s Sound Activity

History Detectives (Age 5+) 

There’s a museum in my kitchen!

Just like in the Museum of Cardiff, objects in our homes can contain stories too. Storyteller Cath Little, helps us find inspiration from everyday objects.

There’s a museum in my kitchen!
Illustrated logo reads - There's a museum in my kitchen.
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