9 April—31 October 2018

Discover: Toys

Compare and contrast examples of toys from across time in this hands-on session. Discover what toys are made from and how they work and take some time to play!

Pupils will:

  • Observe and handle a variety of real and replica toys
  • Investigate how toys move
  • Play with illusion toys
  • Identify the materials toys are made from
  • Discuss how toys have changed over time

During the teacher-led museum trail, children can make an illusion toy to take home and explore the displays of old and traditional toys around the house.

Suitable for: Reception, Year 1–2
Duration: 1 hour workshop and 45min teacher-led toy trail around the museum
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

Session availability

These workshops run on Thursdays and Fridays between April – October 2018. There are two sessions at 11am-12pm and 12.30pm-1.30pm. Further sessions may be available. We can accommodate a maximum of 2 classes in Blaise Castle House Museum at one time.

Lunch space is exclusively offered to groups who book onto workshops. Unfortunately we are unable to provide lunch space for independent visits.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Enjoy it in Blaise Castle Estate.

Find out what other learning sessions we offer at Bristol Museums.

“Children enjoyed exploring the different toys and each station developed different skills.”

KS1 teacher, Southville Primary School. June 2017

Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

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Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

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