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Visit Bristol’s Historic Houses For your School Trip


Visit Bristol’s Historic Houses

Bristol Museums are a place where history comes alive and young minds thrive! The Red Lodge Museum, The Georgian House Museum and Blaise House Museum are no exception.  Experience exciting handling sessions, costumed role-play, story-telling, gallery activities and career-inspiring meet the expert opportunities as you learn about Tudor Times, Georgian Life and Victorian Traditions. What’s keeping you in the classroom?

Blaise House Museum

Step back in time at Blaise House Museum, an 18th century mansion set in beautiful parkland. Once a family home, it’s now the ideal setting for learning about life in the past with displays of toys, costume and domestic objects. Visit with your friends and family or join us as part of a school visit. 

Latest learning sessions include; Toys, Iron Age, A Victorian Christmas, World War Two, Seasons and Habitats. Special events are available for Home Educators and don’t miss the family fun and formal learning activities in school holidays. 

Address: Henbury Road, Bristol BS10 7QS.

The Red Lodge Museum

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Experience 400 years of history, from Tudor origins to a Victorian girls’ reform school. Immerge yourself in the splendor of the Great Oak Room, see the beautifully restored knot garden, the newly discovered Well and three of the oldest rooms in Bristol! The Red Lodge Museum is the idea school trip for children to learn about The Tudors. 

Introducing Tudor Portraits…

Schools are invited to explore what life was like in Tudor Bristol in 1574, when Elizabeth I visited the city. In this hands-on workshop, children will unlock the messages disguised in Tudor portraits, handle objects and dress in costume before making sketches of Dame Joan, as she poses in the magnificent Great Oak Room. See website for latest learning sessions. 


“Dame Joan Young in role was a captivating surprise for the children and made the workshop purposeful, meaningful and exciting… The experience has always been excellent, but the new format was outstanding!” - Year 4 teacher

Address: Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ

The Georgian House Museum

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Wander through this period house museum, originally built c. 1790 and once home to a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner. The townhouse spread over four floors reveals what life was like above and below stairs. Travel back in time as you take in the elegant furnished rooms and step into the basement kitchen where hard-working servants prepared meals and house-keeping duties.  

New literacy workshop…  

Join Dot Wordsworth for a Literacy adventure. Take part in English and Drama activities as Dot and housekeeper Mrs Flannel guide you around the home of the Pinney family. Will you solve the case of the missing towel? Find out more.

Address: 7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR

Time to plan that unforgettable educational visit…

Entry to Bristol Museums is Free. Groups must book in advance. Charges apply for learning sessions, exhibitions and special events. School workshops range from £3-£6 per child depending on length of session and resources required. Accompanying adults are free. Most school workshops require a ratio of 1 adult for every 6 children.

Adult Groups: 1 in 10 go free.

Seasonal opening times apply to the houses. See website for full details: Bristolmuseums.org.uk/learning

Also visit Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed for more unforgettable learning opportunities.


Website Address: https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/learning/?utm_source=UKSchoolTrips.co.uk&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=Learning

Email Address: museumbookings@bristol.gov.uk

Telephone Number: 0117 922 3567

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