About the Session 

Students will experience the diverse cultural life of West Africa through masks, jewellery, metal work, musical instruments and everyday items. This session can be adapted to include more about the lives of the Edo people of the Kingdom of Benin.

Duration: 90 minutes

Session Format: A museum teacher will lead the first 30 minutes of the session in the World Anthropology Gallery (first floor). The students will then be divided into two groups. One group will remain in the first floor completing a self-guided activity inspired by our West African collections. The other group will go to the second floor to take part in a handling session that includes objects such as a quiver and arrows, gourds and gold weights. After 30 minutes the groups will swap and will finish the visit with short plenary session.

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All Seasons.

How to Book 

Find out how to plan your visit on the museum’s website

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