An introduction to Bristol Museums
Bristol, South West England

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    The Learning Team develop school workshops with your curriculum needs in mind, we offer everything from Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greeks to Rocks & Soils and Art sessions. At our historic houses we are able to bring history alive with a Tudor Portrait workshops and Georgian Bristol in the kitchen of an 18th century Georgian townhouse.  M Shed is a good choice for local history subjects where pupils can study Chocolate, Ships and Sailors, World War Two and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to name a few.  

    More recently the team, have started to take learning activity on the road, delivering in-school workshops and assemblies about Chinese New Year and Anglo-Saxons. 

    Children learn through immersive experiences and real encounters. Sessions involve object handling, costumed role-play, meet the expert opportunities and special gallery activities that are tailored to age and curriculum needs. 

    The museums also host regular changing exhibitions throughout the year. At Bristol Museum & Art Gallery we have Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing until 6 May 2019. At M Shed we have On set with Aardman: Making Early Man 6 July to 29 September.

    Other highlights coming up:

    •    Rock On! for British Science Week 2019

    •    Dinosaur Discovery days

    •    Transatlantic Slave Trade (teaching resources and gallery experiences for KS3)

    •    Plus Bristol Museums offer workshops for Home Educators; EFL tours; Adult Learning events; sessions for Brownies, Cubs, Scouts and Guides and professional development opportunities for teachers.

    What’s keeping you in the classroom?

    Find out more about school visits at Bristol Museums via our dedicated learning pages

    You can also keep up to date with our latest learning developments through our Teachers’ Newsletter, issued once a term sign up to it here

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    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

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    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Disabled Access
    • Disabled Toilets
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    • Toilets
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pre visit Available
    • Risk Assessment Available