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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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We had a good time here it was interesting and we did enjoy it. It's not the best museum but not bad . The cafe prices are ridiculously high in our view .

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We had a good time here it was interesting and we did enjoy it. It's not the best museum but not bad . The cafe prices are ridiculously high in our view .

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This Museum is free to get in and it does have temporary exhibitions. It gives a very informative history of Bristol and its surrounding areas. Take a stroll up the hill and going you will enjoy yourself

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A super compact city museum. Should be something for everyone hear. Often other attractions and visiting exhibits featured. Always something happening, always something to enjoy. The family have been so many times, and always find something new if interest or just revise old exhibitions....and it's all free! Nice cafe too.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place to take the children for free on a rainy day, lots to see and even a little cafe inside

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So much wonderful information about the Celtic ancestors who lived here 1000's of years ago, walked and worked the grounds we stroll on today, and built the hill forts along the Avon...

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Burgess Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Some very interesting, traditional exhibits of art, fossils, maps etc, and some good use of modern presentation to bring subjects alive, including a nice area for children and young people to develop their curiosity. Also good to see an irreverent Banksy "sculpture" in the entrance hall, which shows they aren't too precious! There is a programme of temporary exhibitions and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Not the greatest collection but for kids I guess is OK. There is a good collection of Bristol maps showing the city trough time. I had the opportunity to visit the Hogarth Exhibition (temporal) and the New York City Apartment which were really awesome.

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piraino
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Brilliant for its collection of French and contemporary paintings, the Egyptian section and the prehistoric fossils. A section is dedicated to some activities for children

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wonderful museum with a fantastic natural history section and great art galleries. Especially enjoyed the Egyptian section.

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rochester, kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went here primarily for the hogarth exhibition, but found the permanent exhibitions to be very good also. Loved the main foyer area especially the bristol kite aircraft. Becoming increasingly annoyed at finding all museums and galleries having these child zones and becoming child friendly. Kids have plenty enough areas for them to play and learn.....some areas CAN be for adults... More 

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Additional Information about Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Address: Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
Phone Number: +44 117 922 3571
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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