We use the museum collections and spaces to engage and inspire young people to explore, question, develop new skills and be creative. This includes being part of our vibrant Youth Panel which brings a fresh voice to museum discussions and puts on events aimed at attracting other young people to our museums.
We also work with partner organisations to complement and support your programmes and projects to develop young people’s skills, confidence and love of culture, and arrange tours of our galleries and behind the scenes. Our partners include Creative Youth Network; Freedom Youth; Rising Arts Agency; Rife Mag; Young Bristol; Knowle West Media Centre; Learning Partnership West; Babbasa; Bristol Plays Music and Ujima FM.
Read some recent examples of how we work with young people:
Wildlife Photography Competition
Join our Instagram wildlife photography competition for a chance to win a selection of Wildlife Photographer of the Year merchandise. Find out how to enter on our blog.
Our Youth Panel consisted of 16-22 year olds from across the city. We met regularly to explore the collections, contribute to museum decision making and plan and deliver exciting events for other young people.
We have had two great years running the Youth Panel and have been very proud of everyone’s achievements. You can read what our Youth Panel got up to on our blog:
We have been reviewing how we can work to have a more inclusive approach to our youth programming, and a new offer will be launched in the new year 2019.
Young Archaeologists’ Club
For 8-16 year olds, we hold the Bristol and Bath Young Archaeologists’ Club – for behind the scenes tours, getting hands on with finds, investigating archaeological sites, trying out traditional crafts, taking part in fieldwork, and much more.