Schools and teachers

Gibraltarian and visiting school groups alike can benefit from bespoke tours and workshops run by the Gibraltar Museum within the museum and at several other sites around Gibraltar. Through these activities, children can learn about topics ranging from geology, natural history and Neanderthals, to military history including the 18 th Century Great Siege of
Gibraltar and the role the Rock played during World War II.

Our interactive prehistory workshop is aimed at children aged 8-10. It gives them the chance to handle, and try to identify, authentic ancient animal bones, fossils and artefacts as they become archaeologists for the day. The children leave having learned about the changing landscape around the Rock of Gibraltar during the Ice Age, the prehistoric animals that once
roamed these lands and a basic understanding of the stone tool technology used by Neanderthals in Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves. But not before having come face-to- face with our resident Neanderthals, Nana and Flint!

More information: www.gibmuseum.gi/our-work/education-outreach

Family Learning

The Gibraltar Museum holds an annual Open Day which is aimed to coincide as closely as possible with International Museum Day (18 th May). The event highlights a specific theme that changes every year and that is at the heart of the international museum community. The staff at the Gibraltar Museum are always at hand on this day to show the work that the museum undertakes through the exhibits, talks and a range of hands-on activities.

The International Museum Day provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them as to the challenges that museums face. Indeed, following the definition of museums provided by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), a museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.
International Museum Day therefore serves as a platform to raise public awareness on the role museums play in the development of society today, on an international level. International Museum Day has been celebrated in Gibraltar since 2002 in the form of an open day which continues to increase in popularity within the local community. The day always promises to be fun-filled with plenty of activities, primarily aimed at young people, but also for the young at
Past activities have included pottery, jewellery and perfume manufacturing workshops, fire-making demonstrations, treasure hunts and fancy dress competitions. Entry to the Gibraltar Museum is free on this day.

More information: www.gibmuseum.gi/our-work/education-outreach

Adult Learning

The Gibraltar Museum runs an annual series of evening lectures on a wide variety of local and international topics, including history, prehistory and the natural environment. These are open to the general public and free of charge. Please check out our events page for information on our latest lectures.

The Gibraltar Museum also organises and hosts the annual Calpe Conference every September in Gibraltar with themes ranging from naval history to human evolution, attracting renowned speakers from around the globe.

Museum experts are also very happy to come and talk to organisations or groups, including schools, about their work or particular projects.

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Information and booking:


The Gibraltar Museum
18-20 Bomb House Lane
P. O. Box 939

phone +350 200 74289
fax +350 200 79158


More information at www.gibmuseum.gi