Learning

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, Ancient Greeks, 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!

Coming soon – don’t miss our fantastic Chinese New Year in-school workshop! Let us join you to celebrate this important event as we prepare to take Chinese New Year directly into your classrooms!

We can deliver other in-school sessions including Anglo-Saxons and Archaeology in Action.

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

Discover: Ancient Egypt

Why is there an ancient Egyptian obelisk and ‘ankh’ on a grave in a Bristol churchyard? Follow the adventures of Egyptologist Amelia Edwards in this hands-on session about her life-changing journey ‘a thousand miles up the Nile’.

Discover: Ancient Greeks

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

Discover: Stone Age to Iron Age

Investigate the development of human technology by examining stone tools and metal workings used from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Handle 500,000 year old stone hand axes and flint tools and unlock the secrets of how they were made and what they were…

Anglo Saxons in your classroom

How did the city of Bristol get its name? Discover the Anglo Saxons roots of our city when Bristol Museum visits your school. Find out about Britain’s Anglo Saxon past during our in-school workshop.

Art: 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.

Leonardo: Amazing Anatomy

In this workshop visit our Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition to discover Leonardo’s realistic sketches of human and animal anatomy. Then sketch museum specimens, using appropriate art materials, comparing human and animals.

Leonardo: Talking Pictures

Would you like to investigate pictures and learn how to talk confidently about art? Visit Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing & our art galleries to develop spoken language skills when exploring great artworks. Pupils will become the ‘art expert’.

Leonardo: Landscapes and Nature

How was Leonardo da Vinci inspired by nature? Why did artists paint epic landscapes or images of nature? Discover the stories behind our landscape artworks and develop skills in thinking about art.

Leonardo: Portraits

What stories and hidden messages can you find in the portraits at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery? Bring your school to join us in our Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing exhibition and our art galleries for a special art workshop.