9 January—12 July 2024

Workshop: Ancient Greeks

Who were the ancient Greeks? What can different pieces of evidence tell us about their lives and why are ancient Greek pots a good source of information?

Children will:

  • Learn about life in ancient Greece through object handling
  • Ask investigative questions to gather evidence
  • Make observations about real Greek pottery
  • Learn different ways pots were used and decorated

Suitable for: Year 3-6

Duration: 1 hour
Group size: Up to 32 pupils – you can book more than one session

We have sessions available from 10:15am.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? FREE use of our lunchroom is included in the cost of your session.

Arts Award and Artsmark Award

This workshop can be used to support your Arts Award in the following ways:

  • Discover: find out about artists and their work
  • Explore: explore the work of artists

Supports Artsmark Award criteria: Pupil Engagement; Range of Offer: Values and Ethos; Local cultural visit; Partnerships


Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

Your name
Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

Additional information

Children will work in four groups. To get the most from your visit, please organise children into groups before your workshop begins.

Each group will require support from at least one adult. Recommended ratio: one adult for every six children.

You are welcome to take photographs. We’d love you to share pictures of your school trip with us on social media.

Eating and drinking is not permitted in the museum apart from the school lunch room. Crumbs attract pests and our collections are far too precious to be attacked!

The school lunch room is available by prior arrangement and is free for schools booking workshops.