The British Museum Online


A collection of items and expert commentary related to History, English, Religious Studies & Citizenship

Genealogy : Researching Your Family Tree
Dive into your family ancestry and learn how to create a family tree on this online genealogy course.
A free course from FutureLearn. This course is run by the University of Strathclyde, and lasts 6 weeks with 4 hours study per week.

Family History Resources

The Genealogist is offering a free package of their most useful record sets, their image archive and digital magazines for beginners to use for 3 months. No card details, no subscription. https://www.thegenealogist.co.uk/first-steps/

English Heritage Virtual Tours

English Heritage have also set up a YouTube site with films of many of their locations, which are currently closed because of the virus restrictions. The films last anything from 2 minutes to 25 minutes. Included amongst them are what English Heritage call “Postcards from …” and include :

  • Tintagel Castle

  • Eltham Palace

  • Kenilworth Castle and

  • Dover Castle

Go to https://youtube.com/user/EnglishHeritageFilm to see what is on offer.

National Trust Online
ollowing the closure of many National Trust houses and buildings, all exhibitions were cancelled, but you can still enjoy highlights from some of their major exhibitions online.

Rome: A Virtual Tour of the Ancient City
Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.