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Sharing skills and expertise to create unique learning experiences

The learning team at Bristol Museums has been expanding its partnership working with some exciting results! The team develops and delivers learning experiences for children and young people all over Bristol. Strong, relevant, and inspiring part…

Schools invited to add Bristol Pound ‘fish’ to public art installation

by Bristol printmaker Mary Collett “When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realise that we cannot eat money.” — Native American saying These words are the inspiration behind a new art p…

Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery: A textbook for schools

by Richard Kennett, Assistant Headteacher at Gatehouse Green Learning Trust and Jane Hack, Senior Engagement Officer for Learning at Bristol Museums Watching the Colston statue fall last summer was a profound moment for our city. It made us reconsider o…

Practitioner brief: Film Editor for schools project

We are seeking a film editor to create four short films aimed at students aged 11-14 who are studying the British Empire and/or the 1947 Partition of India. Background We’re part of the British Library’s exciting national project Unlocking Our S…

Rock-tastic fun for schools during British Science Week

by Rachael Hall, engagement officer for learning Over 200 children came to the museum during British Science Week in March to learn about rocks and soils. They took part in a range of activities, such as handling different types of rocks and making a r…

Presenting Year 7s – behind the scenes at M Shed

By Saffron Smolka – Museum Learning Marketing Officer. On a very wet and wild day in February, a group of local Year 7 students had the whole of M Shed to themselves. This was on a Monday when the museum is closed to the public. South Bristol Yo…

How your support inspires the young minds of Bristol

by Jane Hack, senior learning officer Bristol Museums has offered a Formal Learning programme for more than 50 years. It is now one of the largest museum learning programmes in the South West, providing a range of facilitated Art, History and Scienc…

Behind the scenes with the Learning Team: Kids in Museums takeover

by Key Stage 2 pupils at Kingfisher School, Bristol Thanks to the generosity of one of our supporters, 57 children from Kingfisher School were able to take part in Dinosaur Takeover week at no cost to the school. Donations like these help us break down…

Behind the scenes with the learning team: Home Educating Families

by Rachael Hall, Engagement Officer for Formal Learning. We want all learners to engage with our fantastic collections and historic houses. Many home educating families visit our museums and we want them to have exciting, hands-on learning activ…