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It’s great that you’ve missed us over the past year and can’t wait to come and visit us again!   This does mean, however, that due to huge demand ALL visit slots for both Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed during Terms 1 and 2 are now FULLY BOOKED.

Please contact us to book visits in Terms 3, 4, 5 and 6.

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. Please do not try and book groups through the general visitor online tickets, as these will be cancelled. Do remember to bring a copy of your booking confirmation with you when you visit.

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.

We regret that, at the moment, we are unable to offer webinars for home educating families during Terms 1 and 2. Please don’t book a place on a school webinar, as you will not receive a link to join it. We’ll try and and resume the webinars for you as quickly as we can.

Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery: origins, impact and 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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With thanks to our Education Sponsor: Clifton College.

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