George Müller cared for 10,000 orphaned children in Bristol during the Victorian era. He was a man of great faith, never making appeals for money, but simply praying to God for all that was needed. During his lifetime he received £1,500,000 in money and gifts in kind. At present day prices, this would be over £100m.
In line with government guidance, the Museum building is currently closed to visits. However, we have been delivering online lessons for schools and groups via video conferencing software. Sessions last about an hour and include a presentation of the story of George Müller and his 10,000 orphans, a taste of orphan life using fascinating historical photos and some activities. We’ve had some great feedback:
“It was perfect! The children were really hooked in…making lots of links to their History, RE and Geography learning.”
“Children were engaged throughout the whole lesson. It was pitched brilliantly, and the questions involved them in the session.”
“Children understood the content, and this was reflected in the work they completed after the session.”
“It was much better than "excellent"! We really loved it and have recommended it to our colleagues already.”
Please get in touch to find out more or book an online session: email@example.com
We welcome pupils from all Key Stages and Post-16 at our interactive museum. Our workshops are free of charge and cover elements of the RE and History curricula. Our workshops enrich pupils’ learning around the story of Müller and his 10,000 orphans, providing an insight into what life was like for poor children in Victorian Bristol.
To arrange a School Visit please either fill out our contact form or give us a call on 0117 924 5001.
The school remains responsible for the supervision and care of the children during the visit, through the instruction of their class teacher and school helpers.
To arrange a school visit please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Liz Ogborne on 0117 9245001. Alternatively, you can fill out our contact form.
We would encourage visits to our museum, but we can bring the story of George Müller to your school, either in a classroom setting, or as an assembly. We would need facilities for a visual presentation, and we have some photographs and artefacts that we can bring to illustrate the story, including original orphan uniforms. Please contact us as above.
We have a range of teaching resources and lesson ideas available which are free of charge and can be downloaded from our website.
We are more than happy to supply additional resources (where available) for you to use in your school. Please contact us with any specific requests that you have.