9 January—12 July 2024

EFL Art Gallery tours

Support your students to develop their language skills through the medium of art. Bring your class for a tour of the galleries, specially adapted for learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL).

The tours give a simple but focused overview of art through time, using several objects and paintings in the museum collection. By looking at these works, students develop their vocabulary and grammar and can practice speaking and listening skills.

  • Suitable for: Teenage (14 years +) and adult EFL classes
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Group size: Minimum of 12 students; up to 20 learners

A trained museum professional will lead your tour which is graded appropriately for EFL beginners, intermediates and advanced learners. On booking, we will send you a Resource Pack that provides both pre-visit and post-visit graded activities.

Bookable on selected days. Please contact us for details.

Teacher feedback:

“Really well-graded language with visual support, the students felt really engaged. Very enthusiastically delivered. In all my years of trips like this, this is the best prepared and delivered.”
College tutor

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

Each group must be accompanied by at least one teacher/ language school staff member. Recommended ratio: one adult for every ten students.

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. Crumbs attract pests and our collections are far too precious to be attacked!

ESOL and other EFL tours

Bristol Museums also offer English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tours of both M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Our ESOL tours are open to long-term residents of Bristol over the age of 16. Our EFL tours are open to fee-paying language schools and students of overseas schools.