2 September 2019—17 July 2020

Workshop: Anglo-Saxons

Who were the Anglo-Saxons and where did they come from? Bristol Museums will bring the Anglo-Saxon roots of Bristol alive in this interactive learning session.

Did you know?  Bristol has grown from a market town settlement, known as Brycg stowe (Brigstowe) – a Saxon term meaning ‘place by the bridge.’

Discover Britain’s Anglo-Saxon past and learn about invasions, settlements, village life and kingdoms, with a local history study of Bristol.

Children will:

  • Discover who the Anglo-Saxons were and where they came from
  • Examine how different sources of evidence helps us construct the past
  • Find out about Anglo-Saxon Bristol
  • Handle artefacts linked with Anglo-Saxon people
  • Solve puzzles to discover kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England
  • Learn Anglo-Saxon names and words
  • 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? FREE use of our lunch room is included in the cost of your session.

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Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

More local history sessions for schools

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