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 Stone Age to Iron AgeAncient Egypt, Ancient Greeks, Rocks and Soils & Discover Dinosaurs.

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

We can deliver other in-school sessions such as Anglo-Saxons and, new for Reception, Discover Dinosaurs in your classroom.

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

Fabric Africa: African textiles handling boxes

Enhance your visit to the Fabric Africa exhibition by borrowing one of our special handling boxes. Feel different African textiles, try on garments, discover who made them and how they were created.

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.

Discover: Dinosaurs

Budding palaeontologists will be able to unearth fascinating facts about dinosaurs and fossils in this hands-on session.

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: 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…

Anglo Saxons in your classroom

How did the city of Bristol get its name? Discover the Anglo Saxons roots of our city when Bristol Museum visits your school. Find out about Britain’s Anglo Saxon past during our in-school workshop.

Art: Every picture tells a story

Do pictures really tell stories? Discover how myths and legends have influenced artworks in our museum collection. Your class will have the opportunity to explore our paintings and develop their spoken language skills during this hands-on workshop.

Leonardo: Fantastic Creatures

See twelve of Leonardo da Vinci’s finest drawings during a visit to the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. Then explore the museum looking for inspiration to make a fantastic creature mask based on his amazing animal sketches.