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Welcome to Term 3!

We are fully booked at both Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed this term but we may have late availability if schools cancel due to Covid. We have visit slots left for Terms 4, 5 and 6 but they are filling-up fast!

In March we are working with the University of Bristol to run both our popular Dinosaur Takeover week and a new Ancient Greek week. Please contact us for further information and to book.*

We will send instructions for your visit and a COVID-19 Risk Assessment with your booking confirmation – please read all of this carefully and make sure everyone in your group is aware of the safety information.

All groups of 10 or more need to book a visit to our museums in advance through the Learning team, so contact us for further information about making your booking. Do remember to bring a copy of your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

*(please note that there is a booking fee of £35 per class for schools intending to visit either the Grayson’s Art Club or Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibitions. This booking fee guarantees a specific date and time for your visit, and includes all admission charges).

Free school webinars

We’re sorry if you can’t visit us in person due to our reduced capacity, so why not sign-up for one of our FREE school webinars?  If your topics this term include ancient Egypt, Stone Age to Iron Age or ancient Greeks, and you haven’t been able to book a workshop, we will try to arrange a webinar for you instead.

11 February – Sounds and sights of the Bristol Blitz

8 March – Brilliant Bristol women

1 April – Art and architecture in ancient Benin

Free home educator webinar

4 March – Bristol’s health in the past

New textbook Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery: origins, impact, legacy

We’ve worked with local secondary history teachers to produce a new book suitable for KS3+.

Transatlantic slavery is a key part of Britain’s history. The impact it had on the country can still be seen today, but it also had profound global effects. This book tells a wider and deeper version of transatlantic slavery: how it started, the changes it brought and its legacy, in Britain, Africa and the Caribbean.

Although it has a particular focus on Bristol, this book is filled with the stories of people involved in transatlantic slavery from all over the world. It is ideal for use in the classroom or for anybody who is interested in knowing more about this fascinating and important topic.

Individual copies can be purchased from the museum shop . Schools and colleges can buy multiple copies at a discounted rate, please contact us for details.

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