The museum may be closed but there’s still plenty to learn about the history of Harrow from the safety of your own home!

Follow along with our online activities by downloading resources below!

Featuring:
· Bill the Duck’s Time Travelling Tour
· Headstone History Detectives
· Mini Magical Museum
· Mindful For Museums
· Tuesday Talk Podcast

Our weekly newsletter combines all of the activities for you to read!
 
 

Summer Holiday Fun

We are celebrating VE Day this summer with free online family fun! Complete our weekly WW2 challenges below to get to the VE Day final!

Challenge Logbook
Challenge 3
Challenge 1
Challenge 2
How to make... a DIY Kite
How to make... Street Party Hats
 
 

Teddy Bears Picnic at Home

This year our Teddy Bears Picnic is going online! We have a whole week of teddy bear activities for you to join along with at home including craft, songs and storytelling to entertain under 5’s.

Download our resources here:

Make a Teddy Bears Den
Colour-In Cameras
Brave Bear Badge
Teddy Colouring 3
Teddy Colouring 2
Teddy Colouring 1
 
 

Mini Magical Museum

Select below for an online version of our Mini Museum sessions for under 5s.

 

20th April - Brushes
13th April - Gnome Takeover 2
6th April - Gnomes Takeover
30th March - Headstone Manor House
 
 

Artist led Family Crafts & Workshops

FREE artist led family crafts and workshops you can complete from the safety and comfort of your own home!

Watery Wall Hanging - How To
Beautiful Boquets - How To

Bugs From The Bin Craft
Have you ever looked closely at tiny animals such as - bugs, bees, beetles, snails, flies, wasps? Close up they are stunning & we should celebrate the important role they play in running our world. Dig into your recycling bin and follow our instructions to craft your own ‘Bug from the Bin. Be sure to share your buggy creations with us on social media when you're finished!


Lets Go Fly a Kite
Kite flying is a great activity to do outdoors so take some inspiration from the museum and nature to design and make your own mini kite to fly in the park!


Street Party Hats
Get into the street party spirit by making your own party hat out of materials found in your home! Download the accompanying instruction sheet here. 

 
 

Mindful For Museums

Are you feeling a bit stressed out and worried? We’ve put together a series of 5 minute diary pages that you can fill in each day to help yourself now and to help the historians of the future! Our #MindfulForMuseums activities are for adults and children alike. Keep them for yourself or share them with us and become a part of history. Check out the blog post on the Heritage Open Days website to learn more or download the activities below!

Introduction to Mindful For Museums
Mindful For Museums Sheet
Our Mindful Museum Sheet
Mindful for Museums For Kids!
Mindful Colouring Sheet
Mindful For Museums - Focus on You

As we have such lovely natural surroundings at Headstone Manor & Museum we’ve commissioned a short film by life coach Indra Jackson, Discovering Mindfulness Through Nature, which explores about how nature can help you relax and de-stress.

We are working to make our gardens around the Museum more eco-friendly by choosing plants which are more drought tolerant and attractive to wildlife; and by other practices. Simon Braidman of Harrow Nature Heroes gives some pointers on what you can do to nurture nature in your garden; your street ; your balcony – whatever space you have to grow.

 
 

Tuesday Talk Podcast 

Our Tuesday Talks are entertaining and informative talks by professional speakers, normally once a month in the Granary Learning Centre. While we are closed, we will be presenting our programme of talks as podcast, free to listen below: