Cast bronze aquamanile, or leopard-shaped jug from Benin

Key Stage 2:

Key information for Africa

Ages 7–11 (KS2)

Curriculum links

KS2 History: a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300 

To book on-site sessions

Phone: +44 (0)20 7323 8181
Free, for UK schools only, booking essential. 

Discover inspiring and exciting objects from ancient Egypt and Benin, as well as more modern material from all over Africa and contemporary African art.

Visit the museum and take part in a school presentation and discover the lives of the Edo people of Benin. Or join us on a school workshop and travel across different world cultures in AD 900. You can also explore our African Kingdoms timeline, including themes of power, wealth, influence, identity, creativity, innovation and collaboration.   

Our Africa learning programme includes: