5 September—22 December 2017

Discover: Ancient Egypt

Explore ancient Egypt through the life and work of Amelia Edwards, a Bristol Egyptologist.

  • Suitable for: Year 3-6
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

Pupils will hear about the life and work of Amelia Edwards, handle real and replica artefacts and match them correctly with places visited by Amelia Edwards during her journey through Egypt in 1878-79.

We have two sessions available at 10.15-11.15am and 11.15am-12.15pm. Further sessions may be available in the afternoon, so please ask.

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

Your class is welcome in the museum shop as part of their visit. Ancient Egypt replica scarabs, papyrus and postcards start at 50p.

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

Teacher feedback:

“Just to say a massive thank you for a great trip. My class had a wonderful time with Jo in the Egypt workshop. She was fab! They learnt so much and I really liked the way the children were having to use primary evidence. It’s sometimes quite a tricky thing to do in schools.”

SENCO, Chandag Junior School. February 2016

“The children loved all the different galleries especially the Ancient Egyptian section and it really helped to bring their learning to life. The workshops with Jasmine were brilliant with the children fully engaged, questioning and discussing the different artefacts.”

Yatton Schools, February 2016

” Thank you very much for a super workshop that engaged and stimulated every pupil. A really delightful time.” 

Worle Village Primary, October 2016

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Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.