Learning & Teaching


Following the transfer of the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (BECM) collections to Bristol Culture in Spring 2012, the outreach and loan box services are not currently available.


Commonwealth Online Learning and Teaching resourcesWelcome to the Learning and Teaching section of Commonwealth Online. We’ve used the fascinating archives of The British Empire and Commonwealth Museum to create curriculum-linked packages to inspire you and your students to discover our shared history.

You can download ready-made workshops with teachers’ notes or make your own lesson plans by selecting personal testimonies and archive images.

Click on ‘Learning By Key Stage’ to obtain curriculum-linked activities that can help support your teaching in the classroom.

Or click on ‘Learning by Country’ to discover the great expansion and discovery of the different Commonwealth countries, with information on colonisation, trade facts and independence dates.