1 September 2021—15 July 2022

Workshop: Ancient Egypt

Explore ancient Egypt through the life and work of Amelia Edwards, a nineteenth century 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
  • Learn new and memorable facts about life in ancient Egypt

Suitable for: Year 3-6
Duration: 1 hour
Group size: Up to 35 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 lunch room is included in the cost of your session.

Teacher feedback:

“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.”
Junior school SENCO

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 five 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!