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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 137 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Fantastic building, no where to park, street parking is very expensive, there is a multi-storie car park which is a pay and display so decide how long you are going to stay (although it is a bit of a walk away there is no alternative). The cafe is O.K. but a menu that is very limited, no imagination for the... More

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Bristol, England
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The last time I visited the museum and art gallery was about twenty years ago. What was disappointing was that hardly anything has changed in that time, the museum looks old and tired. Even with free entry it is a thorough waste of time.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It is quite small, as museums go! many interesting things to see, can get a little closed in feeling in some of the rooms but generally a nice little place to visit.

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Bristol, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love this museum. It's free and often has excellent free exhibitions. There is something for all ages. I often bring my sons here and we sometimes spend a long time here and sometimes we just look at a few things and share a story in the Chinese section. The Edwardian building is beautiful and near the ceramics section there... More

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Bradley Stoke
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We didn't bother with the art gallery, as it's not my thing. There was some sort of special exhibition on by some wonderful "artist" on the ground floor so I looked in to see what it was. A video of a Range Rover being picked up by a crane... Not my idea of art. There seemed to be heavy emphasis... More

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

I've visited this section many times but like to go back and look at more detail - especially the sea birds. It is here that you find the actual scale of the animal and I sometimes sit & sketch here. It's not a very large natural history section but the contents are varied. Would like to see some new species... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Attractive exhibits on the ground floor, based on Assyrian and Egyptian history - give an insight into the problems of restoration with mummification as with other artifacts, dating back some 5000 years. The second floor has striking displays of dinosaurs, and much more recent specimens of local wild life.The top floor is devoted to the more serious artworks. These cut... More

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London SW6
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Very good museum with very helpful staff. Exhibitions are quote mixed, but everything very well displayed.

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Leicester
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A classic English museum. Stunning architecture, beautiful ,location and FREE! This is how museums should be - add to that a modern art exhibition. I miss living in Bristol!

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wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Loved the entrance and foyer, very much like night at the museum ! Loved the Egyptian area and the banksy exhibits, well worth a good few hours. My daughter loved it all and am sure we will visit again.

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