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!
· 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!
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:
Bill the Duck’s Time Travelling Tour
Join our mascot Bill the Duck as he takes you on a tour of Headstone Manor & Museum while our doors are closed. Select each room below to find out more.
Headstone History Detectives
Select below for Harrow related activities and facts based on our school and family sessions led by Detective Bill.
Artist led Family Crafts & Workshops
FREE artist led family crafts and workshops you can complete from the safety and comfort of your own home!
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!
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:
Our weekly newsletters ran for 20 weeks while are doors were closed. Each newsletter includes all of our adventures, activities and resources as posted on our social media acounts from across that week.