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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
Phone Number: +44 117 922 3571
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Explore our collections of art, nature and history on display in this...
Explore our collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion years of earth's history, explore the region's natural wonders and discover more about peoples' lives, past and present. Entry to the Museum is free.
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I visited mainly for the Egypt collection, which is fabulous. It's well laid out if a little dark. Some fabulous Coffins and small computer displays let you research the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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haworth
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I visited mainly for the Egypt collection, which is fabulous. It's well laid out if a little dark. Some fabulous Coffins and small computer displays let you research the artefacts. The museum is free to enter and has two floors. Parking is pay and display.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

as an artist i love the inpiration that flows within this pplace superb fine art and classic portraits and excellent ever changing historical events and themes/exhibition spaces.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to visit. The building itself is absolutely splendid. The art gallery isn't just about Banksy, but has some really fine paintings. As you go up/down the stairs, look at the paintings displayed on the walls. Lots of artefacts in the museum. A good place to spend a couple of hours, especially on a rainy day.... More 

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Bristol
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There is so much to see in this beautiful old building, you need at least 2 hours to even scan it all. There are still some Banksys to find in amongst the exhibits. My children (age 6 and 9) enjoyed trying to find them all, before we gorged on fresh homemade cake in the cafe downstairs.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One sunday in march me and my partner visited the Bristol museum. This place has many beautiful artefacts from ancient Egypt, nice selection of old pianos and some good art pieces too. This place is more for adults than children, many of them looked bored. Parents should find a different way to entertain small kids (age around 3-5) than taking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The exhibits change fairly frequently, and are of a high quality. I went with fellow 21 year olds and we enjoyed the (free) afternoon entertainment. The dinosaurs were our favourite bit! Right next to Wills Memorial Building and the Victoria Rooms which are all ornately build with impressive stone facades. Worth stopping to look up at even if you don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Brilliant place to see few exhibition, especially when they are free.a definitely worth including a sight seeing in a trip

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Lille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Really good and loads of different exhibits. It is worth to go and visit just for the architecture. The staff was excellent and helpful. However, I went to visit during the week and although it didn't seem busy, the toilets stank really bad even just walking past them.

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lots of nice exhibits and an interesting range of topics covering everything from dinosaurs to Egyptian culture and Assyrian reliefs. Very nice section on natural history in the area, and I really liked the early aircraft suspended above the main lobby! Highly recommended if you're in Bristol, and it's free!

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Axbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I have lived in or near Bristol for many many years and still I find new things to see every time I visit. It is not the most dynamic and interactive of museums but fun nonetheless.

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