Whether it’s art, history or science, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery offers a range of one hour, half or full day learning sessions. We have twenty galleries over three floors and collections of regional, national and international importance.

School favourites include Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greeks and Rocks & Fossils.

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

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s latest exhibition Pliosaurus!  gives pupils the chance to dive into the Jurassic deep in a Dinosaur Discovery session.

Don’t miss our week long Dinosaur Takeover! This roar-tastic event takes place twice a year in November and March.

We can now come into your school. New in-school sessions include Anglo-Saxons, Archaeology in Action and a Chinese New Year school assembly.

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

Art: 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’.

Art: 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.

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.

Art: 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.

Dinosaur Takeover!

Dinosaur Takeover! is back. School groups work with experts from the University of Bristol to take part in fun dino-related activities including fossil handling, a dinosaur dig and food chain exploration. Includes a Pliosaurus exhibition visit.

Chinese New Year in your school

Choose your in school learning package and discover how Chinese New Year is celebrated. Investigate food and good luck traditions, handle celebration artefacts, hear Chinese folk tales, learn and write mandarin celebration words.

Discover Dinosaurs

Budding palaeontologists will be able to unearth fascinating facts about dinosaurs and fossils in this hands-on session.