Welcome to Bradford Museums & Galleries Learning & Outreach Programme.
We provide a range of educational opportunities and cultural experiences to support your curriculum needs. Our workshops, offered at a range of costs, cater for fully supported workshops, introductory sessions or self-service visits.
Below you will find links to each site's education page which list our workshops and relevant Key Stage, with associated costs, and contact details for booking.
Great Art Quest at Cartwright Hall
A project working with children from Crossley Hall Primary School , Heaton Primary School & Whetley Primary School and Cartwright Hall Art Gallery together with visual artist Lou Sumray and storyteller Dan Mallaghan as part of Great Art Quest, designed by The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts.
Children from these Bradford Primary Schools selected 3 works of art from our collections : Yinka Shonibare’s ship 'The Wanderer', Arpana Caurs 'Water Weaver' and LS Lowrys 'Industrial Landscape'. They were inspired to create a journey through imagined worlds full of their own ideas and stories which culminated in an exhibition on show at Cartwright Hall 16 Februray - 24 February 2013.
‘The children have experienced a valuable resource which is on their doorstep. They have had the chance to get close to and discuss a wide range of art and artists’. Heaton Primary
This project has ‘Opened the children’s eyes to the concept of art generally. Many will visit again hopefully. Looking forward to coming here more in the future.’ Whetley Primary
Great Art Quest is generously sponsored by GAM
Ashlands Primary at Manor House
On 23 November Year 3 pupils from Ashlands Primary School, Ilkley took part in national ‘Kids in Museums Take Over day’. Pupils greeted visitors, answered the phone, dealt with enquiries, stocked the shop, formulated tours and learnt how to pack objects.
Year 3 also curated a display reflecting the development of the camera over the past 60 years which will be on show until 24 February 2013. From choosing objects and laying out the display to researching and writing the labels; pupils were excited to be involved in creating a display for visitors.
Bradford Rocks at Science Festival
As part of Bradford Science Festival, Bradford Museums and Galleries delivered a series of science taster workshops for schools at Bradford 1 Gallery, in Centenary Square.
'Fun and practical, engaging for the children' Year 6 teacher
The Bradford Rocks workshop taught youngsters about how rocks are used in everyday structures in Bradford city centre, along with archaeological techniques and procedures to uncover the different time periods that have shaped Bradford.
The Bradford Rocks Science Key Stage 2 workshops are available as part of our taught schools workshop programme. Please see the links below for each site's offer to schools.