Below you will find links to PDF documents and more. These are educational resources of all kinds….SCROLL DOWN FOR LINKS.
All the PDF’s can be downloaded, printed and completed at home. Alternatively, if you do not have a printer, several of the activities can simply be opened and enjoyed without have to print, so be sure to look through them all to see what best suits your needs and circumstance.
All the instructions you should need will be inside the PDF but if you do need any help or assitance then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Invented in the same year Cyfarthfa Castle was built, 1825, this classic toy never grows old! Try and create yours by downloading the template.
*No need to print, just download and follow the guidance with or without a printer.
There are two versions. Each one has a blank template too and guidance on creating your own without a printer.
You can even craft along with us by watching the video, and download the pdf templates by clicking the buttons.
Create some familiar people from Merthyr’s past in cube form!
Craft Along with us and create some Cyfarthfa Cube Craft Characters!
Create unique cube craft characters inspired by people from Victorian Merthyr.
Merthyr’s own Egyptian explorer tells you all about the Egyptian Amulet he brought back to Merthyr in 1901 and he will show you how to make your own!
No need to print! Just download the resource and follow the instructions. You can also craft along with us!
Find out more about the Crawshay family and create your own family coat of arms!
This resource can be printed or can be used without printing.
The Victorians loved to marble things; books, scrap books, wrapping paper and more.
Follow along with us and marble some paper then turn it into a corner bookmark. *You will need some marbling ink (can be found on craft sites like Baker Ross or Ebay fairly easily and is very cheap), a tray to hold water, card, and that’s it! More information on all of that on the video!
Thousands of evacuees came to Merthyr Tydfil during WWII and they were only allowed to carry a small amount of belongings to their new home. Find out more by making your own mini evacuees pack out of paper.
This resource is best used when printed out, but you can, with an adults help, copy the basic shape of the suitcase and draw your own versions of the objects and create your own without printing.
The Victorians were great at coming up with a good parlor game and this is one of the best.
There is also a black template of the game if you wanted to add your own images to.
This resource can be done directly off-screen or printed out. Just follow the instructions on the PDF to get started.
Cyfarthfa Castle has an amazing collection of ceramics. Make your own tea cup and saucer, which contains a Coalport design from the collection at Cyfarthfa Castle.
This resource is best used when printed out.
Merthyr’s own Egyptian explorer will give you a lesson in how the Ancient Egyptians do maths.
This resouce can be used without printing. Just simply use a pen and paper to copy the tasks and add your answers.
In 1838, Lady Charlotte Guest translated the traditional Welsh folk tales we call collectively ‘The Mabinogion’ from Welsh to English, opening up the stories to a whole new audience. So, we thought we would create prints inspired by those stories.
Three portraits of three people who made an impact on Merthyr Tydfil during WWI. Read about each ones past and bring their portraits back to life with some colour.
These resources can be printed or alternativley can be edited and coloured in digitally. Or you can be brave and draw your own version and make it colourful.
A great Easter project for all the family. Download and create your own toy theatre complete with Chick and Bunny!
Download instructions on creating your own template for the theatre below.
The Victorians loved greetings cards, but they thought Easter was too somber a time to be sending greetings cards…so, they sent postcards instead!
Below are two original Victorian Easter Postcards which need some colour added to make them come alive.
We also have a weekly history Podcast and be sure to check out our YouTube Channel where we upload historical films, craft tutorials and many other interesting videos.
A Podcast brought to you buy Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art Gallery dedicated to the lesser known history of an industrial giant. Every episode will look at the hidden history of Merthyr Tydfil a place in South Wales that changed the world in the 19th century. Merthyr was home to not only the worlds largest ironworks but it was also the place where the man who killed Sherlock Holmes lives, where a group of artists helped the unemployed to build their own houses, where a vocalist visualised the human voice for the first time in history and much, much more. If you love history podcasts and unique stories then this is the podcast for you.
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