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 and ideal environment for learning.

ABOUT THIS RESOURCE

This resource aims to help primary and secondary teachers prepare for a class visit to the British Galleries and includes:

Activities
Redy to use activities linked to the National Curriculum and many QCA/DFES schemes of work. The activities also include:
Supporting information
Background about key objects, ideas, people and techniques to support the activities.
Worksheets
Downloadable worksheets for KS1-4 pupils to use at the Museum.
English mahogany, cedar and ebony armchair, c1884.
English mahogany, cedar and ebony armchair, c.1884

Design a Worksheet
An online facility to help you design your own worksheet for the British Galleries. You can incorporate pictures of objects or specially created line-drawings.

How to book
All the information you need to book a visit to the Museum for your class.

Tell 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:

 
Style
 
Who Led Taste?
 
Fashionable Living
 
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 clicking here

Great Bed of Ware

The 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