7 January—20 December 2019

Significant Bristol People

Who do you think deserves to be recognised as Bristol’s most brilliant Bristolian? In this interactive session, your class will study a selection of diverse local men and women, from across time.  Children will get to explore M Shed’s objects, costume, documents and stories to discover how these significant Bristol people have helped to shape the city and made a difference to peoples’ lives and the world around us.

Children will:

  • Investigate the life and legacy of significant Bristol people, namely; John Cabot, Princess Campbell, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Hannah More and Joseph Fry
  • Find out about the past using real and replica artefacts and costume
  • Explore gallery collections related to a significant Bristol person
  • Order events and people chronologically using a timeline
  • Prepare and perform a presentation about a chosen significant person
  • Take part in an award ceremony for the best Bristolian

Suitable for: Year 1-2
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

We have two sessions available at 10.15am – 11.45am and 12pm – 1.30pm

Planning on having a picnic as part of your school 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.