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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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Wonderful Museum

I go here quite a lot and always see something new and interesting. There are always new exhibitions which are sometimes free. A particular favourite of mine is the large... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I go here quite a lot and always see something new and interesting. There are always new exhibitions which are sometimes free. A particular favourite of mine is the large taxidermy collection, such amazing varieties of birds and other large animals such as a gorilla and a giraffe. The cafe is nice and the overall building is beautiful.

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We took friends there on Saturday, and - as always - had a great time. The museum is packed with exhibits, and there really is something for everyone.

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Southern England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Too much to see in one visit. Our time was mainly spent in the art gallery. Some amazing paintings. The toilets however are far from a work of art. The wc's have half-glass partitions which enable one to see (through frosted glass) into the next. They were also a bit smelly!! There was no indication that the toilets were serviced... More 

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glossop
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the museum whilst on a five day holiday in Bristol. We were extremely disappointed with the Egyptian room. Very dark and dismal, you had difficulty seeing the exhibits, which are also not labeled. There is an electronic system for looking up the items but it is slow and laborious, a label would be much simpler.... More 

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sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very busy when we visited on a rainy Sunday- but there are quiet bits if you look for them. Lots to see and play area for children as well as a good cafe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Little gem of museum and art gallery. A bit awkward to park near it as it is in the heart of the city and at the top of a hill. However once you get in there is plenty to look at. Great Egyptian exhibitions .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I only went in the museum initially to see the Shaun the Sheep statues, but ended up staying to look around! And I was really impressed, art collections, Banksy, history, Egyptians, dinosaurs, sea dragons, taxidermy! I would agree with what another reviewer has wrote: one of the best museums I've visited outside of London, it reminded me of the natural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Bristol Museum is bigger that it seems and is hosting a nice art collection and also a very large part of the museum is dedicated to history and natural history. The building itself is very beautiful, being close to the famous Willis Memorial Building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

One of the best museums I have been to in ages as there is something for everyone here! The building is gorgeous and well laid out over several floors. I loved the Egyptian rooms as I am very interested in this part of history. Not too many young children around so was lovely and quiet, the museum staff are friendly... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Good place to visit. The art galleries were really nice and very quiet. Some very good Pre Raphaelite pictures. The art is situated away from the more family oriented areas which is a good idea. There was plenty to look at in this museum if you had children with some great animal exhibits. The Egypt area was really interesting and... More 

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