Learning at Bristol’s Historic Houses

Learning at Bristol’s Historic Houses

Bristol Museums are places where history comes alive and young minds thrive! The Red Lodge, The Georgian House and Blaise Museums are no exception and offer exciting workshops, gallery activities and more.

Learning at Bristol’s Historic Houses

Blaise Museum
Step back in time at Blaise Museum, a period house set in beautiful parkland. Once a family home, it’s now the ideal setting for learning about life in the past with displays of toys, costume and domestic objects. Visit with your friends and family or join us as part of a school visit.

Learning sessions include: Toys, Iron Age and A Victorian Christmas.  Special events are available for Home Educators and don’t miss the family fun in school holidays.

Address: Henbury Road, Bristol BS10 7QS

The Red Lodge Museum
Experience 400 years of the Red Lodge’s history – from its origins as a Tudor entertaining space to a Victorian girls’ reform school. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the Great Oak Room and see the beautifully restored knot garden. The Red Lodge Museum is the ideal place for children to learn about life during the reign of Elizabeth I.

Address: Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ

The Georgian House Museum
This imposing period house, built around 1790, was once home to a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner. The townhouse, spread over four floors, reveals what life was like above and below stairs. Travel back in time as you take in the elegant furnished rooms and step into the basement kitchen where hard-working servants prepared meals and undertook house-keeping duties.

Address: 7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR

Also visit Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed for more amazing learning opportunities

Bristol Museums produces a Learning Newsletter issued once a term. This is a great way to keep up to date with latest workshops, exhibitions, news and special offers. Sign up for your e-copy.



Accessible by Public Transport, Disabled Toilets, Guide Dogs Welcome, On Site Parking


Cater for Educational Groups, Coach Parties Welcome, Groups Welcome, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,







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    Opening Hours

    Seasonal opening times apply to the houses. See website for full details: Bristolmuseums.org.uk/learning


    Entry to Bristol-Museums is Free. Groups must book in advance. Charges
    apply for learning sessions, exhibitions and special events. School
    workshops range from £3-£6 per child depending on length of session and
    resources required. Accompanying adults are free.

    Most school workshops
    require a ratio of 1 adult for every 6 children. Adult Groups: 1 in 10 go free.


    Various locations in Bristol, see description for details, .

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