Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, we are not taking any bookings for school and group visits in  2020. Instead, we will be offering an online programme of webinars, assemblies and professional development for teachers.

Upcoming webinars


Read our September Learning newsletter for all the latest news.

We are planning for when groups can visit our museums again and we would welcome your input.

What can we do to make schools feel confident about bringing pupils on a visit? If you aren’t able to visit in person, what would you like us to do to support your children’s learning? Please complete our five minute survey.

If you’d like to support us, please consider making a donation.


With thanks to our Annual Education Sponsor: Clifton College

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School loan box: Ghana textiles

Borrow our Ghana textiles box filled with colourful fabrics and discover what they can tell us about textile crafts in West Africa.

School loan box: Nigeria textiles

Borrow our Nigeria textiles box, filled with colourful fabrics, to discover what they can tell us about textile crafts in West Africa.

School loan box: World Faiths

Borrow a World Faiths loan box to discover artefacts from the six most popular religions around the world: Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism.

Workshop: Dinosaurs

Budding palaeontologists can unearth fascinating facts about dinosaurs and fossils in this hands-on session.

Workshop: Rocks and Soils

Can you spot a metamorphic from a sedimentary rock? Take part in fun geology-related activities to discover more about the rock cycle, volcanoes and plate tectonics.

Workshop: Ancient Egypt

Follow the adventures of Egyptologist, Amelia Edwards, in this hands-on session about her life-changing journey ‘a thousand miles up the Nile’.

Workshop: Portraits

What stories and hidden messages can you find in the portraits in our Bristol collections?

Workshop: Every picture tells a story

Do pictures really tell stories? Discover how myths and legends have influenced artworks in our museum collection.