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, 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, for Reception, Discover Dinosaurs in your classroom.

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

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.

School loan box: World Faiths

Borrow the museums’ World Faiths loan boxes to discover artefacts from the 6 most popular religions around the world: Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism.

Discover: Dinosaurs

Budding palaeontologists can unearth fascinating facts about dinosaurs and fossils in this hands-on session.

Discover: 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.

Discover: 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’.

Discover Arts Award for schools

Your class can join us for a day of artistic fun and achieve an Arts Council England Discover Arts Award along the way! Explore the museum, get creative with art materials and make your own portrait masterpiece.

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.

Discover: Stone Age to Iron Age

Investigate the development of human technology from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Handle 500,000 year old tools and unlock the secrets of how they were made and what they were used for.