Art Trip to Bristol

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Bristol is a city that is culturally alive and possesses a thriving contemporary art scene. Dotted along street corners or throughout the dockyards are various galleries and exhibition spaces hosting a myriad of established and underground artists. Bristol is the ideal location for a school art trip.

Our school travel specialists will work with you to tailor your itinerary to your curriculum and specific exam board content.

A school trip to Bristol will allow your students to immerse themselves in a thriving contemporary art scene in one of the UK’s most exciting cities!

Almost wherever you turn in Bristol you’ll stumble across another gallery, exhibition space or piece of street art. Your students will be able to see both older and more modern works of art, by British and international artists.

UNESCO designated Bristol a City of Film in 2017 and is a member of the Creative Cities Network, so it’s a great choice for groups interested in digital culture and creative industries. If you’re looking for a school art trip within the UK that will leave your students feeling inspired, Bristol could be the perfect option for you. And our school travel specialists will work closely with you to ensure that your trip is tailored to meet your curriculum.

Art Trip to Bristol



2 days, 1 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Depart school and travel to Bristol


Visit to the Royal West of England Academy


Check in to accommodation Evening meal at accommodation
Day 2


Breakfast at accommodation Enjoy the Bristol Street Art Tour (option to upgrade to include stencil art spray session)


Time for lunch in the city centre If time allows, visit Bristol Museum and Art Gallery or take a trip to nearby Portishead to follow the Portishead Art Trail


Return to school
  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • 2-hour street art walking tour
  • 49-seater executive coach
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Guide and transport throughout
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators


A Level
  • Impact and influences of various artists
  • Continuity and change in different genres and styles
  • Independent judgements of art
  • Conveying meaning through images and artefacts
  • Social and cultural context of images and artefacts
  • Personal portfolio: reflections, resources and influences
  • Responses to museum, gallery and site visits
  • Personal reflections on art
  • Works of key artists, craftspeople and designers
  • Contemporary and historical contexts of art
Key Stage 3
  • Evaluation and analysis of creative works
  • Works of great artists, craft makers and designers
  • Effects of historical and cultural contexts


YHA Bristol

YHA Bristol is set in a historical building, a former waterfront grain house. This youth hostel has been restored to offer simple and relaxed accommodation. The hostel has a restaurant and a games room with TV and Wi-Fi access. It has also a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering guests.Groups are usually accommodated on dormitories with shared bathroom and staff in twin rooms.

Educational Activities

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery houses some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history.

Bristol Street Art Tour

The Bristol Street Art Tour is a fascinating guided walk discovering international street art around the city.

Portishead Art Trail

Portishead is a coastal town just outside of Bristol. The town’s art trail is focused around the marina and extends outwards.

Royal West of England Academy

Founded by painter Ellen Sharples in the mid-19th century, the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is the oldest art gallery in Bristol.

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in the subject area and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and meet your learning objectives.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (freeing you up to do what you do best – teach).

Support while you’re away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while you’re out on the trip. You’ll get a final info pack before you go, as well as access to all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip
We’ll ask you for feedback, so we can improve our service. Let’s start planning your next trip too, so parents have plenty of time to pay (and so it’s less stressful for you). And don’t forget to head to our resources hub to continue the learning back in the classroom.

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