3 November 2020—16 July 2021

Workshop: Bristol Through Time

Bristol has a long, rich and diverse history. People have lived in the Greater Bristol area since prehistoric times. The origins of Bristol, date back at least 1000 years to an Anglo-Saxon settlement called Brycgstow.

Discover more about the history of the city, including nearby early settlers, the beginnings of a place called Brycgstow, the importance of the harbour, and the development of modern Bristol. The ideal introduction to a local history study.

Children will:

  • Investigate key time periods in Bristol’s history: prehistory, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval, Georgian and Victorian, 20th century Bristol
  • Explore M Shed galleries and create a Bristol chronology
  • Handle, compare and contrast real and replica objects from different time periods
  • Develop historical skills and thinking

Suitable for: Year 5-7
Duration: 90 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

We have two 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

Learning enquiry form

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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.