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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
+44 117 922 3571
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Ranked #20 of 145 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Padstow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The selection of Paintings, historic artifacts and Wildlife was broad. The displays of wildlife needed updating.

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Bristol
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34 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is one of the most underrated and probably least known about attractions in the city; it has everything a family could want for a decent morning or afternoon out, especially in bad weather. There is also the added bonus of a decent cafe and a good shop for those all important souvenirs. Lacking a bit in technology compared to... More

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Bath UK
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

What's there not to like? Everything a local museum should be with lots of points of interest for old and young. Weekday parking could be a bit of an issue but not this Sunday as there are plenty off backstreets to park in. Nice cafeteria and friendly staff.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Brilliant gallery and museum! I have seen some excellent free exhibitions here over the years including Da Vinci's Drawings, Beryl Cook and Jeremy Deller! The museum is not huge but has a lot of really interesting work in and the art gallery has a lovely mix of contemporary and historical work. I recommend it.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

First of all its free entry. It gives you a genuine glimpse of each continent and its wildlife. Not just about Bristol, more a short History lesson about the rest of the world. I spent four and a half hours there and still did not get to see it all. Just be careful if it holiday time because it seemed... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Good museum and free day out, nice cafe and friendly staff, could be more accessible and tactile for disabled or blind people, like M Shed.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Have gone to the Bristol museum and art gallery a few times. It is free of entrance and it is great to bring the family. Great for children, as well. There is a variety of collections and they normally have a theme of each room and floor. Very interesting and educational.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited the cafe during the school holidays, with a friend. We were pleasantly surprised to find the cost of hot drinks and cakes were not over priced, which is what you find in a lot of places, especially during the school holidays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Was ok, lots of small exhibitions on a variation of stuff. Is free so can't complained, really just popped on to see the Banksy sculpture.

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Bristol
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I have visited with family a few times over the years and enjoyed wondering around the Egyptian exhibits, Chinese ancient pottery section, viewing the paintings and even a while back seeing the B Banksy exhibition in there. It is old and a bit tatty but still worth a visit every so often probably because there are new exhibitions now and... More

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