6 September—9 December 2022

Workshop: Bristol Chocolate

Discover the story of Bristol’s chocolate heritage. Find out about its evolution in the city and unwrap the stories of the people who made it.

This interactive chocolate experience is one of our tastiest school workshops yet!

Children will:

  • Handle and investigate real objects from the city’s former chocolate factories, that are now looked after in the museum’s collections
  • Take part in a role-play activity about life in a Bristol chocolate factory
  • Find out how chocolate was made – from bean to bar
  • Be inspired by M Shed’s galleries to design their own chocolate bar in a teacher-led activity

Suitable for: Year 3-5
Duration: 1 hour. Plus a teacher-led gallery activity
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

We have sessions available from 10.15am. Our teacher-led trail can be completed before or after a workshop session.

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

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 four groups. To get the most from your visit, 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 you with your curriculum. Other school offers include: