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:

Workshop: Ships and Sailors

Learn about the ill-fated voyage of the Bristol Merchant ship in 1675 and the dangers faced by sailors at sea during the 17th century. Fun, informative and hands-on-deck!

Workshop: Ancient Egypt

Follow the adventures of Egyptologist, Amelia Edwards, in this hands-on session about her life-changing journey ‘a thousand miles up the Nile’.

Workshop: Ancient Greeks

What can decorated pots tell us about life in ancient Greece over 2500 years ago?

KS3-4 webinar: Bristol’s health in the past

WEBINAR: How did Bristol’s authorities try to contain cholera outbreaks, obtain information on plague-carriers and persuade people to have a polio vaccine?

Workshop: Every picture tells a story

Do pictures really tell stories? Discover how myths and legends have influenced artworks in our museum collection.