7 January—20 December 2019

Discover: Ancient Greeks

Investigate black-figure and red-figure decorated pottery for evidence of what life was like for ancient Greeks.

Ancient Greece has had an influence on western civilisation for over 2500 years. Learn about the life of ancient Greeks through handling, inference and deduction skills using real Greek pots, pottery pieces and artefacts.

The children will:

  • Study fragments of Greek pottery including pieces that are over 2,000 years old
  • Identify ancient Greek myths used as pot decoration including Herakles and Theseus killing the Minotaur
  • Find out about ancient Greek food and drink by studying real and replica ancient Greek pots
  • Handle and examine replica ancient Greek artefacts used in everyday life
  • Take part in a self-guided challenge around the museum to discover how ancient Greece has influenced art and architecture

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. 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.

Supports Artsmark Award framework:

  • Pupil Engagement 
  • Range of Offer
  • Values and Ethos
  • Local cultural visit

“A very pacey, enjoyable workshop with the children acting like ‘real’ historians, archaeologists.”

Year 4 teacher

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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.