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:
Our Youth Panel is made up of 16-22 year olds from across the city. We meet regularly to explore the collections, contribute to museum decision making, plan and deliver exciting events for other young people.
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.