Learning

Step back in time at Blaise Museum, an 18th century mansion 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.

Coming to Blaise Museum in Spring 2020 – We are planning a new and exciting programme of school workshops! Check below for details.

School loan box: Victorian school

Borrow our Victorian School box to investigate artefacts used by teachers and children in a school during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Workshop: Toys

Discover what toys are made from and how they work, then take some time to play!

Workshop: Roman life at Bristol’s villa

In the 1940’s Bristol’s own Roman villa was re-discovered when a new housing development was unintentionally built through it. Explore the archaeological site of the villa to find out about Roman life in Bristol.

Investigate seasons: Spring, Summer or Autumn

Observe seasonal changes and investigate the weather as you explore the grounds of Blaise estate. Discover how animals adapt for the seasons, examine changes to trees and plants and make nature crafts.

Giant Outdoor Adventure Story

How was Bristol’s landscape at Blaise Castle Estate changed by two giants? Come and find out in this active outdoor learning session.

Workshop: World War Two Evacuation Day

Find out about evacuation during World War Two as children become evacuees for the day. Discover more about life on the Home Front and take part in wartime themed activities.

Workshop: Iron Age Experience

Did you know there is an Iron Age Hillfort at Blaise Estate? Become a new member of the Dobunni tribe and discover what Iron Age people ate, where they lived and what they wore. Get hands-on with traditional Iron Age Crafts.

Workshop: Victorian Christmas at Blaise

How did the Victorians celebrate Christmas? Discover the sights, sounds and smells of a Victorian Christmas in a 19th century household. This hands-on workshop about yuletide traditions is a favourite with teachers.