We need your help!

We are planning for when groups can visit our museums again and we would like to hear from you.

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


Missing the museum? You might not be able to visit us but we’ve got some exciting, creative activities to inspire and entertain you!

Whether you’re a thinker, a maker, a painter, a baker, a scientist, a writer or just plain old bored, we’d love for you to get involved and share your creations with us.

Each week we have activities on a different theme:

  • Pattern – from 15 June
  • The World – from 22 June
  • Toys – from 29 June
  • Yellow – from 6 July

Check in on our Facebook pages for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed and our Instagram  for creative and hands-on activities around the theme.

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

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.

EFL Art Gallery tours

Bring your EFL students on a guided tour of our art galleries and enhance their learning beyond the classroom.

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’.