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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 went there expecting a range of beautiful paintings but I got much more! A bit of Egypt, some of the natural fauna and flora, French paintings, precious minerals from all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Cláudia B
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I went there expecting a range of beautiful paintings but I got much more! A bit of Egypt, some of the natural fauna and flora, French paintings, precious minerals from all over... Dinosaurs!!! It has no end, I had to go twice! :) The staff was also very kind and helpful.

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Chipping Sodbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

brilliant museum and well kept , very good exhibition's and most are free . Always worth a visit. Great place for all ages.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This could have been brilliant: Hockney prints (hidden from view) Hogarth prints (mounted far far too high); modern art - a bit better. Potentially this is a brilliant museum and art gallery -- but there's a sense none of it is done with the visitor in mind. What a great shame

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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93 attraction reviews
1,112 helpful votes 1,112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This is a well laid out and interestinf museum. Lots of history and artefacts . There is no charge to enter but donations are welcome.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Free entry. A great day out with children of most ages form 4 up.. Fantastic displays and helpful staff. More sensible to get to by bus as parking is expensive and scarce.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This museum is lovely, lots of different things to view and some of the displays are interactive for children. There is a children's area that is located next to the cafe which is good. Some of the displays could do with updating and some of the interactive children's parts weren't working. However we spent a full morning there and enjoyed... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is free except for the special section,lots to see very interesting for all ages from history off bristol to skeletons of giant animals ,gemstone , art work. Lots more for all the family

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Every time I visit Bristol I check what is on at the Museum, it is a really nice building and the atmosphere relaxes me. On the way there, keep your eyes open for graffti.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Free but a donation is always acceptable. Great little cafe area at reasonable prices. The Egyptian and mummy area is good. Lots to see and keep little ones busy for a long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I only had time for the painting collection, and, while not large, it has some small paintings by major artists, including Renoir, Reynolds, and a super portrait of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach. (Some other striking portraits as well, including a queer young Charles I.) A handful of striking Pre-Raphaelites, too.

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