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Resources for Teachers

The teacher resources on this page are designed to support your planning and enable you to localise your curriculum. Whether you are looking for images and information to bring a local focus to topic work, materials to use for home learning or the wherewithal to create a Museum of Kindness in your own school, all our resources are FREE to download, curriculum based and easy to use.

Click on one of the links below to get started. Oh and don’t forget to check out our free toolkits – Museum in your Classroom and Literacy Loans – to bring a sparkle to your classroom learning.


Environmental Sustainability

Take a look at our resources that you can use to tackle issues around the climate crisis, the nature emergency or sustainable living. We aim to help you raise these issues in age-appropriate ways where they naturally occur in the curriculum.

Toys and games from our past

This resource features old toys and games from museums across the Tees Valley. These are great for stimulating group or whole-class discussions.

Local themes for topic planning

Use images and information to localise students’ learning. Works brilliantly with Museum in your Classroom.

Loans Boxes

Check out themed boxes of objects from museums close to you. Brings history to life.

Saxon Princess comic strip

Schools at Home activities

A one-stop shop of activity ideas, videos, resource packs and links to our partner museum resources. All useful for setting home learning.

DIY Museum of Kindness

All the resources you need to make your own Museum of Kindness, with your students.

Museum in your Classroom

Why not create an exhibition in your own school? A chance to bring history to life and for children to take the lead in learning.

Literacy Loans

An exciting scheme to boost students’ creative writing using objects for inspiration and working with professional writers in online workshops.

EYFS resources

Take a look at all our EYFS resources supporting a playful approach to developing a sense of the past. Useful for KS1 teachers too!