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Build a story inspired by museum objects

Learning type: Classroom activity
Category: Creative writing
Programme: First Ministers Reading Challenge
Language: English, Gaelic
Genre: History
Age group: 6-8, 9-11, 12-14

Museums are a great place to uncover stories – they’re hiding everywhere amongst the fascinating objects. 

Even when you're at home, you can be inspired by museum objects to feature in your stories. The National Museum of Scotland, who worked on this resource with us, have an online feature that lets you explore the inside of their museum(this will open in a new window) and search their collections. Once you've found an interesting object, you can use the English or the Gaelic version of this resource to build a story around it.

This resource was originally created as part of the First Minister's Reading Challenge. Estimated time: 1 hour