10 September 2024—11 July 2025

Workshop: Saxon Bristol

How should we remember the Saxons? In this immersive workshop you will investigate Saxon settlement in Bristol and examine evidence to build up understanding of how people lived in Saxon times.

Children will:

  • Find out about the Saxon origins of Bristol
  • Handle replica artefacts including at a mock Saxon market
  • Examine how different sources of evidence helps us construct the past
  • Learn about different roles in Saxon society
  • Learn appropriate terminology

Suitable for: Year 3-6
Duration: 1 hour
Group size: Up to 35 pupils per class. If you book more than one workshop on the same day you will receive a 10% reduction on the cost of all the workshops.

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: