3 September 2021—15 July 2022

School loan box: Bristol and the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans

Our Bristol and the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans loan box brings the museum to your school. We’ve carefully selected real and replica objects from our collections to enable your students to understand more about this part of our history.

Objects relate to West African culture, trade links between Europe and Africa, life on the plantation, the abolition movement, and legacies.

Encourage your class to work in groups to investigate the objects and discuss what they reveal about attitudes in the past and in the modern world.

Suitable for: Year 7-10

Please fill in our enquiry form and we’ll be in touch shortly to discuss your loan. Please be aware that our loan boxes are usually only available for Bristol schools.  We sometimes lend them to schools in neighbouring authorities, subject to availability, so please contact us. We regret that we do not deliver or collect loan boxes.

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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

Conditions of Loan

Please read the Loan Box Terms and Conditions before requesting your loan.


Bristol and the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans workshop

We also have a Bristol and the Transatlantic Traffic in Enslaved Africans workshop available for KS3 at M Shed.