Whether it’s art, history or science, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery offers a range of one hour, half or full day learning sessions.

School favourites include Stone Age to Iron AgeAncient Egypt, Rocks and Soils & Discover Dinosaurs.

Do pictures really tell stories?  If you are researching opportunities to teach Art & Design, we have a portfolio of art workshops covering portraits, landscape and nature and now your school can achieve an Arts Award too!

See below our latest school workshops and learning activity at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery:

School loan box: Nigeria textiles

Borrow our Nigeria textiles box, filled with colourful fabrics, to discover what they can tell us about textile crafts in West Africa.

Workshop: Stone Age to Iron Age

Investigate the development of human technology from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Handle 500,000 year old tools and unlock the secrets of how they were made and what they were used for.

Workshop: Talking Pictures

Would you like to investigate paintings and learn how to talk confidently about art? Join us in the art galleries to see magnificent paintings from our Bristol collections. Develop spoken language skills when exploring great artworks to become the ‘art expert’.

Workshop: Landscape and Nature

How and why did artists paint epic landscapes or images of nature? Bring your class to the museum and together we’ll study great works of art.

Workshop: Every picture tells a story

Do pictures really tell stories? Discover how myths and legends have influenced artworks in our museum collection. Your class will have the opportunity to explore our paintings and develop their spoken language skills during this hands-on workshop.

Workshop: Portraits

What stories and hidden messages can you find in the portraits from our Bristol collections? Bring your school to join us in our galleries for a special art workshop.

Event: Rock on!

Discover the fascinating world of geology with activities investigating how rocks and soils are made. Discover what a geologist does, find out how plate tectonics shape our geological landscape, identify types of rocks using their features and make a soi…

Talking Pictures: English Arts Award for schools

Join us for a day of creative writing and achieve a ‘Discover’ Arts Award along the way! Explore our art galleries, compose art-inspired poetry and then perform your pieces.

Archaeology at Ashton Court: 16-18 experience

WORKSHOP: Bristol Museum is funding a free action-packed experience for 20 students aged 16-18. This is a unique opportunity to find out what archaeology involves, take part in a real excavation and work with professional archaeologists.