Learning

Welcome to Term 3!

We are fully booked at both Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed this term but we may have late availability if schools cancel due to Covid. We have visit slots left for Terms 4, 5 and 6 but they are filling-up fast!

In March we are working with the University of Bristol to run both our popular Dinosaur Takeover week and a new Ancient Greek week. Please contact us for further information and to book.*

We will send instructions for your visit and a COVID-19 Risk Assessment with your booking confirmation – please read all of this carefully and make sure everyone in your group is aware of the safety information.

All groups of 10 or more need to book a visit to our museums in advance through the Learning team, so contact us for further information about making your booking. Do remember to bring a copy of your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

*(please note that there is a booking fee of £35 per class for schools intending to visit either the Grayson’s Art Club or Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibitions. This booking fee guarantees a specific date and time for your visit, and includes all admission charges).

Free school webinars

We’re sorry if you can’t visit us in person due to our reduced capacity, so why not sign-up for one of our FREE school webinars?  If your topics this term include ancient Egypt, Stone Age to Iron Age or ancient Greeks, and you haven’t been able to book a workshop, we will try to arrange a webinar for you instead.

11 February – Sounds and sights of the Bristol Blitz

8 March – Brilliant Bristol women

1 April – Art and architecture in ancient Benin

Free home educator webinar

4 March – Bristol’s health in the past

Keep in touch

Read our November newsletter for all the latest news and updates or sign up to receive your own copy of the e-newsletter every term and be the first to hear what’s happening.

You can also follow us on Twitter @Brismuseumlearn.

With thanks to our Annual Education Sponsor: Clifton College

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Workshop: Talking Pictures

Explore the art galleries, investigate paintings and build your speaking and listening skills.

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’.

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.

School loan box: Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

Investigate our Dinosaur and Prehistoric Life loan box and engage with an amazing selection of real and replica fossils, and realistic models of prehistoric life.

KS3-4 webinar: Bristol’s health in the past

WEBINAR: How did Bristol’s authorities try to contain cholera outbreaks, obtain information on plague-carriers and persuade people to have a polio vaccine?

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.