6 September—8 December 2021

Workshop: Tudor Portraits

Explore what life was like in Tudor Bristol in 1574 when Elizabeth I visited the city.

Unlock the secret messages in Tudor portraits and then make sketches of Dame Joan, as she poses in the magnificent Great Oak Room.

Children will:

  • Handle replica Tudor artefacts
  • Explore the furnished period rooms
  • Dress in Tudor costume
  • Learn about Tudor portraiture
  • Interact with a costumed interpreter
  • Practise sketching a portrait

Suitable for: Year 3-6
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Group size: Up to 35 pupils – you can book more than one session

Sessions are available on Monday and Tuesdays between April and December at 11am-12.30pm and 12.30pm-2pm.

FREE lunch space is provided nearby at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery when booking this school workshop.

Teacher feedback:

“Dame Joan Young in role was a captivating surprise for the children and made the workshop purposeful, meaningful and exciting…”
Year 4 teacher



This workshop supports Artsmark Award criteria: Pupil Engagement, Range of Offer and Partnerships.


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Available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery only. Complimentary use when booking a workshop. Charged at £1 per child for independent visits.

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