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 & Fossils and Art sessions. At our historic houses we are able to bring history alive with a Victorian schoolroom, Tudor Portrait workshops and Georgian Bristol in the kitchen of a 18th century Georgian townhouse.  M Shed is a good choice for local history subjects where pupils can study Chocolate, Ships and Sailors, World War One, 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, Anglo-Saxons, Archaeology and World War One.

    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 African Textiles opens in June 2018 and runs until May 2019. At M Shed the hugely popular Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition opens in October 2018 until March 2019.
    Other highlights coming up:

    •    Dinosaur Takeover! for British Science Week 2018
    •    Dinosaur Discovery days
    •    Stone Age to Iron Age workshop and gallery visit package
    •    New local history sessions: Significant Bristol People and Bristol through Time
    •    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 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

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