On this page you can find some of our downloadable activities. Choose from the activities below to enjoy them at home.

Archeological Illustration workshop online

Melton Museum is inviting Deborah Miles to choose a unique object for an online Archaeological Illustration workshop. Deborah previously worked with the University of Leicester's Archaeology and Ancient History department, and now runs her own art & heritage business, DM Artology.

You will learn more about the fascinating Roman bird brooch – and bring it to life through drawing, with Deborah's help and guidance.

With Deborah, you will be working in pencil to draw in the details and shade the artefact to make it look more 3D than 2D (more real!). This session is all about using your eyes to create a detailed pencil drawing of an archaeological artefact.

You will need to have the following ready;

  1. Print of the photo of the artefact from this page or have ready on your screen to refer to, but remember you will need to be able to watch the session as well
  2. For the little ones and the big ones! Print off the prepared template to draw inside and shade (visit the Facebook event page to download the template)
  3. A4 white paper or tracing paper
  4. HB pencil recommended, for softness to be able to shade and blend, or any B graded pencils
  5. Sharpener to keep a good point on your pencil
  6. Eraser
  7. Ruler if you need to measure in any details

We would love to see your finished drawings, so please share them on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

Memorable Meltonians Top Trumps

How much do you know about Memorable Meltonians such as Olympic medal winner Alison Jane Williamson, member of Monty Python Graham Chapman, or local architect Arthur Wakerley?

Download our special Top Trumps card game to find out more about them and many other Meltonians, whilst having some fun too! There are instructions on how to play, and if you don't have a printer you can download the individual cards.

Archaeology quiz

Melton Carnegie Museum has an online digital experience, where you can see all our archaeology online: www.meltonmuseum.org/digital-shelf

Can you complete the quiz using our new online archaeology labels? Download the quiz and give it a go using the link below!

How Well Do You Know Melton?

How well do you know Melton? Download our timeline and see if you can match the dates with the events.

Answers are on the second page, so be careful not to peak at them by accident.

Our Favourite Objects

Read about some of our favourite objects, chosen by staff from the museum.