7 January—19 July 2019

Significant Bristol People

Come to M Shed and investigate the museum’s artefacts and documents to find out about significant Bristol people from across time. Learn about diverse men and women, how they helped shape the city, made a difference to peoples’ lives and their impact on the wider world.

Children will:

  • Investigate the life and legacy of significant Bristol people: 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.