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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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The Banksy Show June 2009

Travelled up from Penzance to see the show. Had to queue as it was so popular, but the one and half hours waiting was well worth it. A great atmosphere amongst the punters in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
CaptainMac1942
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Travelled up from Penzance to see the show. Had to queue as it was so popular, but the one and half hours waiting was well worth it. A great atmosphere amongst the punters in the queue, ice cream seller doing very well. The show was brilliant and the museum itself a beautiful building. I believe David Hockney has an exhibition... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I love Bristol Museum and often take a walk around the building. It's great for children of all ages and I often visit with my teenage daughters who still enjoy the experience.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Museum is great for a wander around, and they have some really good exhibitions. We recently saw the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards here which was brilliant. It's free to get in (donations recommended) and there's quite a lot to see. Nice cafe too!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Having grown up close to Bristol would visit often and come regularly to the museum. There is always something new to see, and there is a wide variety to view. The gallery has a good collection of art works. The aircraft Bristol Boxkite hanging from the ceiling is an excellent example of how the museum highlights and celebrates local history... More 

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Chippenham
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

My family and I visit this Museum and gallery many times but we learn something new every time. This site has been the host of lunar new year's celebration for many years with different exhibitions,Chinese traditional dances,sings, martial art, lion dancing and a lot more. The weekend events are free, which has been attracting so many visitors from everywhere.The challenge... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ok we might be a little bias but we had our evening reception at the museum on Valentines day. When we first visited the venue we were blown away and on the day it was way over what we could have expected. The museum staff were amazing sorting everything on the day and the room was amazing. We had the... More 

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I have been to this museum a couple of times but it was the first time to take our children and they loved it. There are lots of different things to see and they loved the fossils and also looking at the mummies in the Egypt section.

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Bury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Its good its free and the gorilla make the day. Its very interesting for all ages from Egyptian area to Albert the gorilla

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You can spend all day here and not see it all. There's a huge selection to see too. From rocks and fossils, fine art, wildlife and pottery there's bound to be something that everyone in your family will enjoy. The café's pretty good value and top quality too!

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It was our first visit to this museum and we really enjoyed looking at the beautiful art on display in the galleries in this grand building. Low points: The washrooms need a serious update - very shoddy, seemingly unclean and not acceptable in this day and age. The cafe served expensive and not very good food and the service was... More 

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