6 September—9 December 2022

Workshop: Anglo-Saxon Bristol

Who were the Anglo-Saxons and where did they come from? In this immersive workshop you will learn about Bristol’s Saxon roots as a market settlement known as Brycg stowe (Brigstowe) and examine evidence about everyday life.

Children will:

  • Learn about who the Angles and Saxons were and where they came from
  • Examine how different sources of evidence helps us construct the past
  • Find out about the Saxon origins of Bristol
  • Handle artefacts
  • Solve puzzles to discover the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England
  • Learn appropriate terminology
  • Listen to a thrilling tale of warrior battles with mythical beasts

Suitable for: Year 3-6
Duration: 1 hour
Group size: Up to 35 pupils per class

We have sessions available from 10.15am.

Planning on having a picnic as part of your visit? Your group are welcome to eat in our designated lunch room, however, you do need to book it in advance.

Learning enquiry form

Please complete this form to start the booking process.

Your name
Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

Additional information

Children will work in three groups. To get the most from your workshop please organise children into groups before your workshop begins.

Each group will require support from at least one adult. Recommended ratio: one adult for every six children.

You are welcome to take photographs. We’d love you to share pictures of your school trip with us on social media.

Eating and drinking is not permitted in the museum apart from the school lunch room. Crumbs attract pests and our collections are far too precious to be attacked!


More local history sessions for schools

M Shed offers a range of local history sessions to support your curriculum. Other school offers include: