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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…

Suitcase Stories – leaving home

What would you choose to take with you if you only had 24 hours to pack and leave your home forever? Would you take photos and objects to remind you of your past life or something that would be useful when you reach your destination? How would you be fee…

Clifton High School partners with Bristol Museums

Guest blog by Clifton High School Clifton High School is delighted to announce a new partnership with Bristol Museums. We are pleased to be a major sponsor of the upcoming exhibition, Pliosaurus! Face to face with a Jurassic beast, together with sponso…

The return of Dinosaur Takeover!

After roaring success, our Dinosaur Takeover! for schools is returning this November 2016. Back in March schools from across Bristol and beyond took a trip to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for a hands-on dinosaur experience. Our Learning team p…