Learning

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.  Enrich your school curriculum, extend your own knowledge, develop a new skill or just feed your curiosity – learning in museums is for everyone!

On the harbourside, M Shed is the perfect venue for learning about local history with workshops that connect with Bristol’s past including Ships and Sailors, the First World War and even Chocolate. This year we have launched two brand new sessions at the museum; Bristol through Time and Significant Bristol People

Magnificent collections at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery make it a popular choice for schools across the region. We deliver learning sessions on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greeks, Rocks & Fossils, art sessions, Dinosaurs... and lots lots more!

Step back in time at our historic houses. Pupils can role play Georgian life, study Tudor Portraits, experience a Victorian schoolroom or discover Toys from the past and get active with the Giant Outdoor Adventure Story Your class can also find out about Roman life in Bristol at the villa!

Let us bring the museum to you, with our outreach activity. This term our in-school sessions and assemblies include Brilliant Bristolians and Anglo Saxons for Primary Schools and we can educate secondary school pupils about the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

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

Bristol Museums is proud to announce Clifton High School as our ‘Education Programme Sponsor’.

Clifton High School

Education Programme Sponsor

Clifton High School is a leading independent, selective, co-educational 3 – 18 school. Operating the Diamond Edge Model of education, the school’s philosophy is to foster curiosity, creativity and confidence, and celebrate each child for who they are and what they achieve.

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