Learning events and school workshops

Learning with Bristol’s museums means exciting encounters with real artefacts, documents and artworks from some of the UK’s finest collections.

We offer lots of different ways for you to engage including handling sessions, costumed role-play, gallery activities and opportunities to meet our experts. Here are our learning events and school workshops that we offer across our museums:

My School: A local history study

Your Bristol school, whether old or new, has a fascinating past. Learn the skills of an Archivist and delve into the history of your local area. What will you discover during My School: a local history study?

ESOL at M Shed

Help your learners develop their language skills, learn about their city and engage with Bristol’s cultural life with our free English for Speakers of Other Languages tours.

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.

Significant Bristol People

Investigate M Shed, its artefacts and documents to find out about significant Bristol people from across time who have helped the city, its people and the wider world.

EFL tours at M Shed

Bring your EFL students to M Shed and have a guided tour of the galleries to enhance their learning beyond the classroom. Students will learn about Bristol’s past and engage with the city’s culture while developing their vocabulary and listening skills.

Bristol through time

Evidence of human life in Bristol dates back to the Stone Age. Discover more about Bristol through time by exploring the city during five historic periods, while also building your pupils’ understanding of ‘chronology’.

Brilliant Bristolians School Assembly

Discover what Brilliant Bristolians have achieved, their legacy on Bristol and the wider world during this assembly for your whole school. Pupils will hear the inspirational stories of John Cabot, Joseph Fry and Princess Campbell.

EFL Art Gallery tours

Bring your EFL students on a guided tour of our art galleries and enhance their learning beyond the classroom. Focus is placed on several works of art, with the opportunity for students to use new vocabulary and practise their listening and speaking skills.

World War One School Assembly

Millions of people around the world were affected by World War One. Key Stage 2 pupils will hear stories of Bristolians whose lives were altered forever.

ESOL: Behind the Scenes at M Shed

See mysterious bones, huge machinery, delicate models and intriguing objects with our free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tours.

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