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Online Collections and Resources


This page contains examples of what just some of the museums and galleries across Scotland are doing to connect with their visitors online, at this time. 

If you have any other examples you would like to share with us email Louise Storie, Marketing and Communications Manager

Case Studies

Museums of the University of St Andrews: Wardlaw online workshops

Wardlaw Workshops – Playlist on YouTube

‘Make Minecraft museums, write polar-bear poetry, build a rocket or launch a ship. Aimed at supporting the curriculum, every week the Wardlaw Museum will bring you a challenge you can do at home with top tips from experts at the University of St Andrews. And even if you’re past school age, why not try the challenge with others in your home all the same?’


Problem Solvers – Playlist on YouTube

‘How do you make bendy mobile phones? Or choose the right charity? Or even find out when the sun will stop shining? Join Matt and a different guest each month to meet problem solvers from the past, explore their big ideas and solve a challenge for today. Each month you’ll do experiments inspired by something at the Wardlaw Museum, meet an expert from the University of St Andrews and try to solve a problem we face in the world today.’


Wee Wardlaws – Playlist on YouTube

Wee Wardlaws Online helps your little one explore the world around them through museum objects, stories, songs, crafts and things to do and spot. Join Caitlin as each week she helps you add something to your own personal Wee Wardlaw Museum at home and discover what it tells us about the world.


University of Dundee’s Museums and Galleries 

Still keen to share their collections and activities but in other ways, the University of Dundee’s Museums and Galleries have pulled together a wide range of exciting resources to allow visitors to still enjoy what they have to offer. This includes, self-guided walking tours of Dundee, live online events and videos, public art virtual tours (using Google Streetview), virtual exhibitions, colouring sheets for kids, art online, 3D online tour of the Zoology Museum, as well as access to blogs, talks and publications.


Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum

Children’s activities 

Explore the museum virtual tour

The Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum team are creating downloadable activity packs for children filled with craft, songs and rhymes for singing and moving and fun challenges.

The museum and cottage can be explored virtually with information texts included.


The Scottish Football Museum

@SFootballMuseum and holds weekly quizzes for football fans a Scottish Football Museum online resource supporting Alzheimer Scotland in their delivery of the Football Memories League.

@FootballMemSco Facebook group for Football Memories

Scotland’s Football Archive represents thousands of images from the history of the game in Scotland. These images can act as memory triggers for people with dementia and can assist with short term memory recall. The website enables people throughout Scotland to access the digital collections of the Scottish Football Museum in order to facilitate reminiscence activity.

The Scottish Football Museum is helping to keep the Football Memories project going online for people living with dementia and their carers.


National Galleries Scotland: Fun art activities

The Learning team at National Galleries Scotland has been creating ‘wee taster activities’ for children and families to make their own discoveries about art.


Elgin Museum

The team at Elgin Museum have been reaching out to their visitors, including their younger audience, by sharing online activities for children, insights and star objects across their social media channels. With budding archaeologists in mind, during lockdown, a short video was created on how to set up your own dig outdoors as well as indoors.