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Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
44 117 922 3571
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Ranked #19 of 136 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Especially the dinosaur and fossil exhibits. Cafe and kids play area were a welcome break from exploring too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful museum. Egyptian mummies, Chinese porceline, Assyrian reliefs, maps of Bristol, taxidermy, art, and changing exhibitions (some free, some paying). Occasional store tours and special events. Chinese New Year is a must. Keep an eye on their Twitter page for events and exhibition reminders. The current Jeremy Deller show's good. Make sure you go to both bits!

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65 reviews 65 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic FREE museum. We travelled from Gloucester and I was so shocked so much more than I expected. Brilliant exhibits, great cafe, great gallery and the children loved it especially the natural history exhibits. Gorgeous building, very large spent pretty much a day (11 till 4 I think) including lunch. Look forward to going back :)

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I had 2 hours to spare and drifted through each section. For me the art on display was the impressive aspect, also the features of the local flora and fauna.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had our first visit to the Bristol City Museum recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't help but compare it to London's Natural History Museum - the Bristol Museum has a much smaller collection of exhibits but whereas I found the Natural History Museum oppressive, overcrowded and confusing to visit, Bristol's Museum still has a very good range of... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Although slightly disappointed by the Jeremy Deller exhibition (it was essentially some owls, and a car and some photos of a David Bowie tour), I was very impressed by the taxidermy animals and the Egyptian section. Unfortunately, we didn't get around to visiting the top floor, so missed out on the art and the Roman exhibitions, but the attention to... More

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Venice, Italy
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17 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I visited the Museum specifically to see Jeremy Deller's outstanding installation, English Magic. However, there is a great deal more of interest, especially a small collection of excellent Victorian art, including Burne-Jones' The Return and Frank Dicksee's Belle Dame Sans Merci. The only downside? I left the Museum feeling a great deal of sympathy with Jake Chapman: a child-friendly museum... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Having lived in London previously, I really wasn't expecting much, having been a regular visitor to The Natural History Museum etc, but I think Bristol Museum is a brilliant place and though much smaller than what I'm used to I can still easily spend 2-3hrs in there.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Love to visit. Children love the play area downstairs, as well as the skeleton near the entrance and the stuffed animals. Many interesting displays, takes a good two hours to get around, great for a rainy day. The Wildlife Photographer of the year exhibition is shown here for free each year so we always make an effort to see it,... More

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I mostly skip past the museum exhibits, although they seem fairly interesting and would make for a good visit for people so inclined. But I really enjoy the art section: an excellent small collection over a number of rooms, spanning a number of styles and periods. It's normally reasonably quiet, and I like to spend some time with a single... More

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