7 January—20 December 2019

Discover: Ancient Egypt

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

Children 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

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

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

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

“My class had a wonderful time in the Egypt workshop. 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, Junior School


Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

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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.