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WELCOME TO THE BRITISH GALLERIES TEACHERS' RESOURCE
The British Galleries display the best of British Art and Design
from 1500-1900 in a rich historical context and in a powerfully
visual way. The Galleries include discovery areas, study rooms and
a range of interactive kiosks, helping to create an ideal environment
ABOUT THIS RESOURCE
This resource aims to help primary and secondary teachers prepare
for a class visit to the British Galleries and includes:
Ready to use activities linked to the National Curriculum and
many QCA/DFES schemes of work. The activities also include:
Background about key objects, ideas, people and techniques
to support the activities.
Downloadable worksheets for KS1-4 pupils to use at the Museum.
English mahogany, cedar and ebony armchair, c.1884
An online facility to help you design your own worksheet for the
British Galleries. You can incorporate pictures of objects or specially
All the information you need to book a visit to the Museum for your
us what you think!
We really want to hear your views on this online resource in order
to continue to improve our provision to you.
ABOUT THE BRITISH GALLERIES
The 15 galleries offer a chronological survey of British design
from the Tudor monarchs to the end of Queen Victoria's reign. There
are four major themes running throughout the galleries:
||Who Led Taste?
||What Was New?
Many objects and interactive programmes can be accessed online
allowing you to gather background information and prepare carefully
before your visit. You can find them by
galleries contain some of Britain's most significant cultural
treasures including Henry VIII's writing box and the Great
Bed of Ware.
The Great Bed of Ware