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We have received a very large number of requests from schools and groups to visit either Bristol Museum & Art Gallery or M Shed during Terms 1 and 2. We are dealing with these as quickly as possible, however, due to very limited capacity because of the on-going pandemic, we may not be able to offer everyone a visit slot.

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. Please DO NOT try and book groups through the general visitor online tickets, as these will be cancelled. Do remember to bring a copy of your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

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.

29 September – Sounds and sights of the Bristol Blitz

13 October – Predators and Prey

20 October – Brilliant Bristolians

5 November – Art and Architecture in Ancient Benin 

17 November – Brilliant Bristol Women 

We regret that, at the moment, we are unable to offer webinars for home educating families during Terms 1 and 2. Please don’t  book a place on a school webinar, as you will not receive a link to join it. We’ll try and and resume the webinars for you as quickly as we can.

Read our July 2021 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: 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: Ancient Greeks

What can decorated pots tell us about life in ancient Greece over 2500 years ago?

Workshop: Every picture tells a story

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

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: 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: 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: Ghana textiles

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