The Architecture Centre has developed a range of built environment education resources exploring various aspects Bristol local history. Many of these resources were developed in partnership with other cultural partners in the city.
Bristol Blitzed gives a fascinating insight into pre-war Bristol and its post war development. Includes an architectural trail of the city centre explores, that the impact of WW2 bombing raids on the built environment as well as teaching and learning resources and memories of local residents.
This resource was produced by the Architecture Centre, Bristol and the Bristol Industrial Museum.
The Sweet History? website resource explores the impact of the sugar and slave trades on the built environment of Bristol. It includes a trail of 23 sites in central Bristol as well as activities and education resources to support the school curriculum. The website has been developed by the Architecture Centre, Bristol in partnership with young people from the Knowle West Media Centre.
A Gateway to Bristol’s Past – KS2 Local History printed resource
- Investigating a building: The Granary, Welsh Back
- Image of the Granary building
- Case-study of a building: Edward Everard printing Works, Broad Street
- Image of Edward Everard printing works
- Investigating a tombstone: Tomb of Sir Walter Frampton, St John the Baptist Church, Broad Street
- Image of Sir Walter Framton tomb
- Case-study of a tombstone: Tomb of Rajah Rammohun Roy, Arnos Vale Cemetery
- Image of Rajah Rammohun Roy tomb
Egyptians in Bristol
Download a copy of our activity exploring Egyptian influences on the built environment of Bristol (opposite). This resource was inspired by the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery's 'Pharaoh King of Egypt' exhibition.
Bristol Opening Doors
A new digital resource developed by the Architectrue Centre with support from the Heritage Lottery, Bristol Opening Doors is a website, app and walking trail showcasing some of Bristol's best buildings.