Photo of the Bristol Dinosaur model Thecodontosaurus

Learning with Bristol’s museums means exciting encounters with real artefacts from some of the UK’s finest collections. The stories that they tell bring learning to life by inspiring curiosity and promoting creativity.

We offer a range of different ways for children and teachers to engage, including handling sessions, gallery activities and opportunities to meet experts. We’ll be bringing you all the details of what we offer in a new website section soon, so check back here for details or contact us in the meantime to find out more.

Special offers

Each month we have a special offer on one of our workshops for school visits. For September and October 2015 our special offer is for Bristol’s Wildlife.

Winston’s Wish – professional development opportunity for teachers: In conjunction with the opening of a major exhibition, death: the human experience, we are able to offer a part-financed training day for teachers supporting or wishing to acquire the skills to support a bereaved child or young person. Find out more and book your place.

Bristol Bus Boycott – Free CPD & resources for KS2/KS3 teachers: We’re running a free twilight training session for teachers on 24 September 2015 between 4 – 6pm. This opportunity is particularly useful for teachers planning for Black History Month or the new ‘Migration’ unit for GCSE History. Find out more and book your place.

Planning your visit

Contact us to find out more or to book your visit. All group visits must be booked in advance (whether you’re coming on an independent visit or to a paid session).

If you’re looking for risk assessments so that you can plan a school visit, you’ll find them for all sites in our resources section.

Follow the links below to find out what we offer at each of our museums.

Image of a slab of rock with red footprints and handprints on it

M Shed

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (and Kings Weston Roman Villa)

Blaise Castle House Museum

The Red Lodge Museum


Sign up to our Teacher’s Newsletter to keep up to date on our schools programme, offers and exhibitions. You can read past editions online: April 2015 and June 2015.