Dive in and explore over 40 stories inspired by cultural artefacts from across the world.


Dive in and explore almost 1,500 cultural artefacts from across the world that inspire our storytelling.


Looking for resources to help you teach geography, history, STEM and creative subjects with students aged 12 years and above? Resources that promote UNESCO’s Sustainable Development Goals?

Interested in inspiring young people to discover more about our planet’s rich cultural and natural diversity?

The Earth Museum provides easy to use stimulus material for use at home or in the classroom to support activities from 10 minutes to 1 hour.

Example activities for students

Explore 6 stories on the Story Explorer/ objects on the Object Explorer

Select one of these for inspiration, & research your own story online

Create a short story/ drawing/ poem/ video, share via Instagram (tag: @theearthmuseumproject) or other social media

Plan your own virtual expedition itinerary and share with each other

Organise a daily Explorer activity: perhaps one story or one continent

You might also be interested in these themed Explorer resources in support of individual curriculum subjects. Use the links below.


Climate Change

Explore the impact of climate change on our planet, through a selection of object stories.

Image: Felipe Aruda O. Aruda

D. H. Lawrence

Travel into the world of D.H. Lawrence and discover the people, places and objects that inspired his creative works.

Created in partnership with the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum, and the first in our Creative Genius series.

World Heritage Sites

Follow us on a virtual journey around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites; with a new site added every day.

Plan your own expedition around the world!

Encourages students to discover how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting people across the globe.

Peace and Conflict: WW1

We are developing this resource in partnership with Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust.

A taster is available here for schools to use; and we welcome feedback.

These Earth Museum resources are free to use. All we ask for is feedback on how we can continue to improve its value as a learning resource for teachers, parents and students. 

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