They call it the UK's National Virtual Museum; it is a gateway to
the online presences of the UK's publicly funded museums. You can find out about museums in the UK, catalogued by type and area. Loads of museums are
listed, with links to those that have websites and there is lots of
information about current exhibitions and events. This is a really excellent
resource. It's also worth knowing that there is a children's version
called Show Me
The Bank of England Museum
The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank of England
from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the United
Kingdom's central bank. As well as details of the museum and its
opening times the website contains an excellent interactive timeline
that is well worth exploring as well as quizzes and other things of
British Museum - An Introduction
Full of information about the museums collections. Children can explore a section
devoted to Ancient Egypt, teachers can find all the information they need to plan a school
Science Museum (Philadelphia)
Go to the Learn or Explore sections and visit the InQuiry Attic to experience such wonders as the Heavenly View, Bicycle
Technology and the Wright Brothers' flight notebooks. Lots of
scientific interest here.
This homepage has links to several subsites: The IWM itself, The Cabinet War Rooms, IWM
Duxford, HMS Belfast and IWM North.
Gorge Museum Trust
The Ironbridge Gorge was the Silicon Valley of the first Industrial Revolution and was the
first area to be awarded the status of World Heritage Site.
Information about the area and
the museums and the beginning of a collection of project activities for pupils who are
visiting the museums (in the Resources section). resource.
A great site from the Museum of Antiquities, Newcastle upon Tyne.
This museum deals with the archaeology of the north east of England.
There's lots of interesting a stuff here; children will enjoy the
Reticulum section about life in the north of England during the
Roman Period. An object of the month
section explores an archaeological object in depth and there is now
an archive of previous objects of the month. The pages on Hadrian's Wall are not to
of the Potteries
An interesting guide to the museums that make up the home of English pottery. It gives
access to history of the area, artwork and a timeline.
Much improved since my last look. This
excellent site now loads quickly and has lots of superb content.
This is the online showcase of the Public Record Office's National Archive.
There is a huge variety of historical information which can be
viewed by date or by key stage. There are sections containing
lesson-sized "snapshots" and in-depth topics. There is also a
section about historical skills. This is a superb resource for
Masses of information and images about the history of sailing and
the Sea. Online access to the collection, which is the largest
maritime collection in the World. There is an amazing amount and
variety of information and great interactive activities for children
in the Kids / e-earning section.
National Railway Museum, York
Definitely one for railway buffs! Perhaps not so much for teachers, although there is a
nice section on the history of railway posters. The graphics can make it slow to download.
National Tramway Museum
The UK's premier museum about trams, at Crich in Derbyshire.
Yes - That big place in South Kensington. Galleries, interactive features and ant colony
webcam!. Loads of info on the natural world.
National Museum of Science and Industry
Clicking on this link takes you to the main homepage of The National
Museum of Science and Industry. NMSI is a family of
museums which includes The Science Museum, London,
NMSI Wroughton, The National Railway Museum, York
and the National Museum of Photography, Film &
Television. All their sites are linked form here
Science Museum On-line exhibitions and Interactives
Part of the Science Museum's site. Lots of interesting things...
This is the children's version of 24hour Museum (See top of page)
"We show you the cool stuff from the UK's museums and galleries".