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 & Fossils & 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!

Don’t miss our week long Dinosaur Takeover! Dates for the next roar-tastic event in November will be coming soon.

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

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

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.

Discover Dinosaurs

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

Archaeology in Action: at your school

Take part in hands-on tasks to find out how archaeologists learn about the past by studying what’s buried beneath our feet. This interactive learning experience is delivered within your school.

Fabric Africa: African textiles handling boxes

Enhance your visit to the Fabric Africa exhibition by borrowing one of our special handling boxes. Feel different African textiles, try on garments, discover who made them and how they were created.

Dinosaur Takeover Week

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.

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