Explore and play across history with Rusty the Dog!

Join in with Rusty's Time Travelling Adventures by downloading a home learning pack and read stories of Rusty the Iron Age Dog's life with Bran and Alena

Rusty the Dog (the museum's mascot) has discovered how to travel back in time and is visiting some of our favourite historical eras. He wants you to explore with him!
Click below on the images of Rusty to download a free home learning pack from each era, containing activity ideas and instructions, information and colouring in.
We love to see what fun you have with Rusty's activities so remember to take pictures and share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You can find us @westonmuseum and use the hashtag #westonmuseumrusty.

What's This?

Activity packs and videos inspired by real artefacts! Learn about different objects from different eras going right back from the present to the ancient past. Click on the picture on the right to download a free pack.

Fossils and Dinosaurs

Rusty has travelled back millions of years to a time when ferocious dinosaurs roamed the earth, before humans even existed; he wants you to explore with him!

Click on the picture of Rusty on the left to download a free home learning pack of information and activities.

Stone Age Survival

Rusty has travelled back thousands of years to the Stone Age, when life was tough and you needed to be pretty clever to survive; he wants you to explore with him!

Click on the picture of Rusty on the left to download a free home learning pack of information and activities. Click on the buttons on the right to download a bonus activity pack or watch a video.

The Incredible Iron Age

Rusty the dog was originally from the Iron Age and he has travelled back in time to visit again; he wants you to explore with him!

Click on the picture of Rusty on the left to download a free home learning pack of information and activities. Click on the buttons on the right to download a bonus activity pack or watch a video.

The Ruthless Romans

The Romans have invaded and Rusty is investigating life as a Roman soldier by learning how to march; he wants you to explore with him!

Click on the picture of Rusty on the left to download a free home learning pack of information and activities. Click on the buttons on the right to download a bonus activity pack or watch a video.

The Victorious Vikings

Another invasion, but this time it's the Vikings. They're more than just raiders though and Rusty wants you to explore this era with him!

Click on the picture of Rusty on the left to download a free home learning pack of information and activities. Click on the buttons on the right to download a bonus activity pack or watch a video.

Medieval Mayhem

Rusty loves the madness of the Medieval era - full of wandering minstrels, brave knights and the odd dragon! Explore with him by starting off with some musical storytelling.

Click on the picture of Rusty on the left or on the buttons on the right to download a bonus activity pack or watch a video.

The Valiant Victorians

The Victorian era was a time of great change, but also lots of fun and Rusty has found some mischief; he wants you to explore with him!

Click on the picture of Rusty on the left to download a free home learning pack of information and activities. Click on the buttons on the right to download a bonus activity pack or watch a video.

World War Two

Rusty has travelled back to World War Two and managed to get into even more mischief; he wants you to explore with him!

Click on the picture of Rusty on the left to download a free home learning pack of information and activities. Click on the buttons on the right to download a bonus activity pack or watch a video.

In Living Memory

In this special pack, Rusty is exploring some memories from the last few decades; he wants you to explore with him!

Click on the picture of Rusty on the left to download a free home learning pack of information and activities.

Rusty’s Stories – Rusty Builds a Roundhouse

Who is Rusty?

Rusty the dog is based on the skeleton of a dog that was excavated on a dig at Dibble’s Farm in Christon (not far from Weston) and is now on display in our Living Landscape gallery. He lived during the Iron Age, which was a time about 2000 years ago when people lived in tribes and kept dogs for help when hunting.

Rusty's Young Archaeologist Club

If you enjoy learning and exploring with Rusty then you might like to join our Young Archaeologist Club. We meet once a month for fun sessions and visits to historical places. As long as you are aged between 8 and 16, you can join up for only £25 per 6 months of sessions. Head to our Rusty Club page for more information.

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