Learning

Whether it’s art, history or science, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery offers a range of one hour, half or full day learning sessions.

School favourites include Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greeks and Rocks & Fossils.

Do pictures really tell stories?  If you are researching opportunities to teach Art, we have a portfolio of art workshops covering portraits, landscape and nature and now your school can achieve an Arts Award too!

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s latest exhibition Pliosaurus!  gives pupils the chance to dive into the Jurassic deep in a Dinosaur Discovery session.

Don’t miss our week long Dinosaur Takeover! This roar-tastic event takes place twice a year in March and November.

We can now come into your school. New in-school sessions include Anglo-Saxons, Archaeology in Action and a Chinese New Year school assembly.

See below our latest school workshops and learning activity at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery:

Archaeology in Action: at your school

Take part in hands-on tasks to find out how archaeologists learn about the past by studying what’s buried beneath our feet. This interactive learning experience is delivered within your school.

EFL Art Gallery tours

Bring your EFL students on a guided tour of our art galleries and enhance their learning beyond the classroom. Focus is placed on several works of art, with the opportunity for students to use new vocabulary and practise their listening and speaking skills.

Dinosaur Discovery

Budding palaeontologists will be able to unearth fascinating facts about dinosaurs and fossils in this hands-on session. Then visit Pliosaurus a new interactive exhibition to discover more about creatures from the Jurassic deep.

Discover: Ancient Egypt

Why is there an ancient Egyptian obelisk and ‘ankh’ on a grave in a Bristol churchyard? Follow the adventures of Egyptologist Amelia Edwards in this hands-on session about her life-changing journey ‘a thousand miles up the Nile’.

Discover: Ancient Greeks

Ancient Greece has had an influence on western civilisation for over 2500 years. Learn about the life of ancient Greeks with the handling and investigation of real Greek pots, pottery pieces and artefacts. 

Discover Arts Award for schools

Your class can join us for a day of artistic fun and achieve an Arts Council England Discover Arts Award along the way! Explore the museum, get creative with art materials and make your own portrait masterpiece.

Discover: Rocks and fossils

The museum has an amazing collection of rocks, minerals and fossils including the Bristol diamond. Eager young geologists can develop their scientific skills by handling, studying and comparing different specimens.

Discover: Stone Age to Iron Age

Investigate the development of human technology by examining stone tools and metal workings used from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Handle 500,000 year old stone hand axes and flint tools and unlock the secrets of how they were made and what they were…

Art: Talking Pictures

Would you like to investigate paintings and learn how to talk confidently about art? Join us in the art galleries to see magnificent paintings from our Bristol collections. Develop spoken language skills when exploring great artworks to become the ‘art expert’.

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