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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 #17 of 134 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Such a great day out for all ages. Every time i go I enjoy myself and so does my toddler son. The museum always has new activities and constantly refreshing there special exhibitions. Such a joy to have a fabulous local attraction for free (although you can always give a well deserved donation!) The cafe is good - though possibly... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I am always disappointed in this Museum it's so boring nothing exciting ever happens here,apart from when the had the Banksy exhibition a few years ago and that was an unpleasant experience as one had to queue for hours and then they were too many people inside to enjoy the art work. Typical of Bristol how they do things never... More

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BristolMuseums, Visitor Services at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, responded to this review

Dear Bridget, Sorry to hear that you feel that let down by our exhibitions. We have three temporary galleries and this year alone we have fourteen separate temporary exhibitions. In the past few years we have had classic artists like William Turner and Leonardo Di Vinci as well as contemporary artists like Ai Weiwei and Turner prize winner Jeremy Deller.... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

But they need to show new exhibitions because I've been going there for years and not much changes, but saying that great Egyptian exhibition.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This museum is very good although the exhibitions could probably do with updating as it is very old and they could do with some more modern exhibits. However this is an amazing museum in terms of it being free to get in.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Went for the Jeffrey Deller exhibition and was enchanted by this museum. It's a mini gem of a victorian museum - lots of balconies, marble, sweeping stair cases. Went back for a second visit.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Came in out of the rain to find the free "English magic" exhibition by winner of 2004 Turner Prize. Fabulous video with great music and black and white photos contrasting Ziggy Stardust tour 1972/3 with politics of that time were all we had time to see of exhibition, and there was clearly much more worth seeing in the whole building.

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Beautiful looking museum however some of the exhibits are a bit tired and not ever so impressive. Quite a lot of stuffed birds in glass cases etc. Some of the paintings in the gallery are interesting and thought provocking though. The museum cafe is rather expensive but then I suppose if there is no entrance fee they need to make... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Lovely little cafe in the museum itself, nice range of food and options for younger children being weaned but I did feel prices were high for the quantity and quality of the food and coffee which is a shame. Overall customer service felt a bit rushed and tables weren't cleared in time to accommodate new customers arriving. That said the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Call me a nerd but I adore this museum. A peaceful place to be with no kids running around. Two floors of artefacts! My favourite bit is the Egyptian section, but as well as that there is areas dedicated to Sealife, Art & Paintings, Around the world items eg china plates, Taxidermy (not as creepy as it sounds, honest, I... More

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Well presented art exhibition in a very attractive building. We also visited the M-Shed in Bristol City Docks. Both FREE entry.

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