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Encounter real artefacts and artworks from some of the UK’s finest collections. Take part in handling sessions, costumed role-play, gallery activities and meet our experts. Whether you want to enrich your school curriculum, extend your own knowledge, develop a new skill or just feed your curiosity – learning in museums is for everyone!

We are pleased to present our autumn of archaeology with new school sessions at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on Stone Age to Iron Age and Anglo Saxons running until April, plus our popular Dinosaur Takeover! is back for British Science Week 2017.

On the harbourside, M Shed is the perfect museum for learning about local history with workshops that connect with Bristol’s past including Ships and Sailors, Transatlantic Slave Trade, the First World War and even Chocolate. We are also taking bookings for two brand new sessions running from January 2017; Bristol through Time and Significant Bristol People

Step back in time at our historic houses where pupils can role play Georgian life, experience a Victorian schoolroom and discover Toys from the past (seasonal opening hours apply).

We also offer professional development opportunities for teachers, adult learning events, workshops for Home EducatorsGuide and Brownie badges and EFL Tours.  Get in touch to plan your next educational group visit.

Learning at Bristol Museums

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