Schools and teachers
Gibraltarian and visiting school groups alike can benefit from bespoke tours and workshops within the Gibraltar Museum and its external sites to learn about anything from prehistory including Neanderthals to the 18th century Great Siege of Gibraltar as well as the role the Rock played during World War II.
Our interactive prehistory workshop is aimed at children aged 8-10 and gives them the chance to handle real animal bones and fossils as they become archaeologists for the day and have a go at identifying these. They will leave having learned about the changing landscape around Rock of Gibraltar during the Ice Age and a basic understanding of the lithic technology used by Neanderthals in Gorham’s and Vanguard Caves.
An open day is held annually during spring for International Museums Day with free entry into the Gibraltar Museum and various activities for all ages. Past activities have included pottery, jewelry and perfume manufacturing workshops and fire making demonstrations.
The Gibraltar Museum holds regular evening lectures on a wide range of topics including history, prehistory and the natural environment. These are open to the general public and free of charge.
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.