We need your help!

We are planning for when groups can visit our museums again and we would like to hear from you.

What can we do to make schools feel confident about bringing pupils on a visit? If you aren’t able to visit in person, what would you like us to do to support your children’s learning? Please complete our five minute survey


Missing the museum? You might not be able to visit us but we’ve got some exciting, creative activities to inspire and entertain you!

Whether you’re a thinker, a maker, a painter, a baker, a scientist, a writer or just plain old bored, we’d love for you to get involved and share your creations with us.

Each week we have activities on a different theme:

  • Pattern – from 15 June
  • The World – from 22 June
  • Toys – from 29 June
  • Yellow – from 6 July

Check in on our Facebook pages for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed and our Instagram  for creative and hands-on activities around the theme.

If you’d like to support us, please consider making a donation.

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: Talking Pictures

Explore the art galleries, investigate paintings and build your speaking and listening skills.

Workshop: Landscape and Nature

How and why did artists paint a landscape 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.

Workshop: Portraits

What stories and hidden messages can you find in the portraits in our Bristol collections?