School Trips at Bristol Museums
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, Avon, BS8 1RL
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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What we offer on a school trip
Bristol Museums are part of the Culture & Creative Industries at Bristol City Council. The collection of historical sites includes:
- M Shed
- Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
- Blaise Museum
- The Red Lodge Museum
- The Georgian House Museum
- Kings Weston Roman Villa
- Bristol Archives
See website for latest learning sessions across all sites: Bristolmuseums.org.uk/learning
Online activities including webinars and online resources are also offered along with along with loan boxes for local schools and CPD opportunities. Workshops and webinars are also available for Home Educating Families. Each museum has its own unique learning experiences, objects and displays to explore:
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Discover Bristol’s world-class collections, from dinosaurs and gems to magnificent fine art and Egyptian artefacts. Whether you’re seeking art, history or science, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery offers a range of one hour, half or full day learning experiences for all ages.
Take time to study artworks from the Renaissance to the present, discover the dinosaur that once roamed Bristol, see original Banksy works, find out fascinating facts about rocks and soils, get up close to Egyptian mummies, handle objects from the ancient Greeks and immerse yourself in natural history. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is home to world class collections housed in spectacular architecture, just waiting for you to explore!
For some children, just stepping inside the magnificent building provides the wow-factor. Little faces light up and their expressions say it all. Come and see us! Address: Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
Learn about Bristol’s place in the world at this vibrant Harbourside museum, from Banksy and Aardman to Fry’s Chocolate and Concorde. Unwrap stories of Bristol’s past with a range of interactive local history sessions, including; the city’s connections to the transatlantic traffic in enslaved Africans, its maritime heritage and world famous chocolate making. Find out about Bristol at War and discover some of the brilliant people who have helped to shape the city.
Explore three public galleries (Bristol Life, Bristol Places and Bristol People), ground-breaking temporary exhibitions, family-friendly events and be amazed by the museum’s largest exhibits - the boats, cranes and trains.
A balcony provides one of the best panoramic views of Bristol and its historic harbourside.
Address: Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN
Step back in time at Blaise 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, and natural science workshops. Address: Henbury Road, Bristol BS10 7QS
The Red Lodge Museum
Experience 400 years of history contained within this house, from Tudor origins to a Victorian girls’ reform school. Immerse yourself in the splendour of the Great Oak Room, see the beautifully restored knot garden, the 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.
Schools are invited to explore what life was like in Tudor Bristol in 1574, when Elizabeth I visited the city. 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. Address: Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LJ
The Georgian House Museum
Wander through this period house museum, originally built around 1790 and once home to a Bristol sugar plantation 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. Address: 7 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5RR
Together, Bristol Museums deliver an award-winning and inspiring educational programme for:
- Primary schools
- Secondary schools
- Home Educators
- Adult Learners
- Group travel organisers and coach groups
- Overseas students and EFL groups
- Early Years
For more details see Bristolmuseums.org.uk/learning.