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‘Enlightening, interesting, eye opening, fun’ – key stage 3 student

Many of our programmes can now be offered as outreach visits to your school. Outreach can be offered to schools in the Bath and Bristol area all year-round. Availability may be restricted during the Museum’s open season.

Programmes last approximately two hours but can be adapted to suit school timetables. All programmes have direct links to the National Curriculum at the Key Stages indicated, although programmes can be adapted to suit other age groups. We are happy to design bespoke programmes wherever possible.

Please click on the relevant link below for full details of each programme.

History and Geography Programmes:

Native Americans – As Varied as the Land
Discover the diversity of Native American peoples and explore how different tribes adapted to their natural environments by examining their art, tools, and clothing.

For Key Stages 1 to 3

England and the Colonisation of America

What was life like for early colonists in America? Find out about the journeys made by settlers and explorers and their daily lives in the New World.

For Key Stage 2 to GCSE

The American West
Learn to discern fact from fiction as you use artefacts and documents to discover the history of the American West.

For Key Stages 2 to 3


Understanding Slavery in America

Use the Museum’s object, archival, and handling collections to uncover the experiences of enslaved people, explore forms of resistance and reveal some of the slavery’s lasting legacies in the United States.

For Key Stages 3 to A Level


Art, Textiles and Design Programmes:

 Textile Traditions

Discover the Museum’s famous collection of quilts, Navajo blankets, rugs, and samplers. Get up close with our textiles handling collection and take part in a creative workshop.

For Key Stages 1 and 2

For Key Stages 3 to A Level


To discuss outreach adaptations of our programmes and to find out more about having the American Museum visit your school contact the Learning Officer on 01225 823014 or use our contact form.

There is a charge of £120 for History and Geography programmes and £130 for Art and Textiles programmes, plus travel expenses.