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:

Fabric Africa: African textiles handling boxes

Enhance your visit to the Fabric Africa exhibition by borrowing one of our special handling boxes. Feel different African textiles, try on garments, discover who made them and how they were created.

The Romans and Bristol

It’s AD 268 and you are preparing for a special Roman celebration. Discover what life was like for some men, women and children in the Bristol area during the Roman occupation of Britain.

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.

Significant Bristol People

Investigate M Shed, its objects and documents to find out about significant Bristol people from across time. Discover how individuals like Brunel and Princess Campbell have had an impact on the city, its people and the wider world.

Brilliant Bristol Women Assembly

Hear inspirational stories, discover what Bristol women have achieved in the past and learn about their legacy on the city 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.