Learning

Whether it’s art, history or science, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery can offer a range of one hour, half or full day learning sessions.We have twenty galleries over three floors and collections of regional, national and international importance.

Highlights this autumn include school workshops on Anglo Saxons and Stone Age to Iron Age which link in nicely with our Warriors Treasures: Saxon Gold from the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition running until April 2017.

November kicked off with another successful Dinosaur Takeover! We are pleased to announce that the popular event will be repeated again in March 2017 as part of British Science Week and we will be joined once more by Dino experts from the University of Bristol.

See below a full list of learning events and school workshops running at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery:

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…

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 its legacy and the life of ancient Greeks with the handling and investigation of pots, pottery pieces and architecture.

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: Dinosaurs

210 million years ago Britain’s oldest dinosaur Thecodontosaurus antiquus walked where Bristol is now. Budding palaeontologists will be able to unearth more fascinating facts about dinosaurs and fossils in this hands-on session.

Discover: Evolution

Explore Darwin’s and Wallace’s revolutionary ideas on evolution by handling a variety of exciting and unusual specimens from our collections.

Art: Talking Pictures

Ever wondered how to investigate a painting? Your school can join us in the art galleries to explore magnificent art from our Bristol collections.

Art: Landscape and Nature

How and why did artists paint epic landscapes or images of nature? Bring your class to the museum and together we’ll study great works of art.

Art: Every picture tells a story

How have myths, legends and folk tales influenced pieces of art? Your pupils will unlock the stories behind paintings in our galleries.

Art: Portraits

What stories and hidden messages can you find in the portraits from our Bristol collections? Bring your school to join us in our galleries for a special art workshop.

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