Stories about the collections
"A story in Olympus"
Discover the ancient collections by means of a guided tour during which the children act out the part of the great heroes of Graeco-Roman mythology, with costumes and props.
From Year 5.
The works presented in the permanent collections offer visitors the chance to listen to various sounds. This way of using sound is an opportunity to understand it in a wider context. While writing has enabled us to hand down the main stages of our development for more than 5000 years, the sounds captured over the last 150 years are also traces of history.
The "Shhh!" tour therefore consists of recognising and evoking with the children a variety of different sounds from the past by means of a selection of objects from our collections.
From Year 1.
Games with the collections
"A day in Burdigala"
Introduction to the Gallo-Roman rooms with a questionnaire examining three major themes: Bordeaux, Gallo-Roman town; economy and society; religion and funerary rites.
The children are divided into small groups in the ancient history section to seek the answers to questions. They must find the works relating to the questions, then report the answers on the labels:
This activity allows the children to familiarise themselves with the collections in an independent manner and provides a fun introduction to the period.
From Year 4 to Year 7.
"A day at the court of Queen Eleanor"
Introduction to the medieval collections by means of a questionnaire relating to three exhibition rooms: religion, Aquitaine and Bordeaux under the English monarchs, and Roman and Gothic architecture.The children are divided into small groups to seek the answers to questions. They must find the answers by reading the labels that relate to the works. This activity allows the children to familiarise themselves with the collections in an independent manner and provides a fun introduction to the period.
From Year 5.
"A bottle from the sea"
Discovery of the 18th century rooms and slavery by means of a game booklet tracing the history and life of a young slave.
The pupils are divided into small groups of three or four children, each with a questionnaire relating to the objects presented in the four spaces that make up this exhibition: Bordeaux, the slave trade, plantations, resistance and abolition.The questionnaire enables each child to familiarise themselves with the collections while having fun.
From Year 5.