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Tom Gates Mega Museum Challenge

Take part in Kids in Museums' new activity trail to celebrate the release of the latest Tom Gates book

Graphic featuring Liz Pichon illustrations of characters from the Tom Gates book with the text, "Tom Gates Mega Museum Challenge with Liz Pichon"

To mark the release of Tom Gates: Happy To Help, the 20th book in Liz Pichon’s bestselling Tom Gates series, Kids in Museums has joined forces with Scholastic and Priority from O2 to create a free Mega Museum Challenge activity pack for kids!

Copies of the activity pack will be available to pick up from our welcome desk from 20 October until 20 November, so there'll be plenty of opportunities to take part during the half-term break. You can also download a digital copy of the pack here.

The Tom Gates Mega Museum Challenge invites children to go on their very own adventure by seeing if they can ‘Spot Ten Random Things’ on the activity sheet at their local museum – from the biggest thing to the tiniest thing, the funniest to the grossest! There's also a Doodle Challenge with some top tips and tricks to help with drawing their favourite thing in the museum.

Liz Pichon’s award-winning Tom Gates book series has sold more than 11 million copies round the world in 46 languages. Each book is a doodle-packed diary full of Tom Gates’ funny adventures at home and school – crammed with activities and humour – and can be read in any order.

In Tom Gates: Happy to Help, Tom spots the art box of his dreams in a shop window. He’s suddenly focused on earning extra pocket money and helping with EVERYTHING. But nothing quite goes to plan…


Fancy a chance to win yourself a copy of the new Tom Gates book? Simply share the doodles you draw in our museum on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TomGatesMuseumChallenge by 30 November. Kids in Museums will pick their five favourite doodles from across the UK to receive Tom Gates: Happy to Help, courtesy of Scholastic.

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