Students in a gallery talk for the Parthenon

The Parthenon 

Booking information

To book

Please download a booking enquiry form and email it to learning@britishmuseum.org.

A minimum of six weeks' notice is essential when booking. 

Free, booking essential. 

Cancellation and no-show charges apply. See Terms and conditions.

Students will investigate, analyse and interpret material evidence to explore the ancient Greek social, cultural and historic context in which they were created.

The session takes place in the galleries. 

Ages: 11–16 (KS3 and KS4) 

Curriculum links: Classical Civilisations, History, cross-curricular. 

Maximum group size: 15 

Session time: 45 minutes 

 

 

Session outline

KS3

This gallery-based talk is designed to support students using objects as evidence. Focusing on the Parthenon sculptures, students will be introduced to the ancient Greek cultural and historic context in which they were created and consider the impact the ancient Greeks had on western culture over the next two millennia.

KS4

Focusing on the prescribed material source, the Parthenon sculptures, this gallery-based talk is designed to support the Classical Civilisations GCSE component Myth and Religion (J199/11). Students will investigate, analyse and interpret material evidence to explore the ancient Greek social, cultural and historic context in which they were created.