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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 #14 of 133 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We come here a lot. It's free, and there's something for everyone. My 7 year old loves the Ancient Egypt display as she studied it in school, and the play area, dinosaurs, the shop, the jewels (as she calls them) and the exhibitions, whereas my 2 year old loves all the stairs, corridors, wild animals (albeit stuffed ones), play area,... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

As I live in Bristol I have visited the museum many times before. Although some of the exhibits seem to have been there forever and are looking a little tired there are always new exhibitions and events to see. I went today specifically to see the Turner exhibition and the Banksy. It is an interesting free museum with a good... More

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