YOUNGSTERS can learn about what life was like in Iron Age Britain from their own homes.

Colchester and Ipswich Museums launched Museum From Home during the first national lockdown and it has continued to be available across the most recent lockdown.

With schools currently closed, Colchester Castle is missing its regular school visitors, so has teamed up once more with the Essex and Suffolk Children’s University to bring a slice of museum life to families at home.

More structured national curriculum resources are now also available to schools and home learning providers to either use in the school environment or through home learning.

Museum From Home’s newest activity is an exciting worksheet aimed at primary school-aged children that examines life in Iron Age Britain.

Children can learn more about what life would have looked like for a child, including the types of jobs they would have been expected to do and what their typical day might have looked like.

Julie Young, Portfolio holder for culture and performance and deputy leader of Colchester Council, said: “I am thrilled that once again the team at Colchester Museums have joined forces with the Children’s University to ensure children don’t miss out on the learning-based activities that the Museums usually offer.

“We hope these small fun tasks bring some joy and maintain a sense of normality for children during these continuing uncertain times.”

Debbie Bennett, manager of Essex Children’s University and Suffolk Children’s University, added: "Home learning challenges and activities are part of our general offer and we’ve been working hard to make sure that children and families have an extended variety of suggestions and ideas and we are delighted that our partnership with Colchester Museums continues to go from strength to strength.”

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