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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Address: Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
Phone Number: +44 117 922 3571
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Ranked #19 of 99 Attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Explore our collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Isn't it about time they completely revamped this museum? I remember going there as a boy - nearly 60 years ago - and much of it is exactly the same!!!!!! So many museums live in the ancient past (as does this one) instead of having items that are relevant to this age - I want to be able to take... More 

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Newbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Love this museum, has something for everybody. Always interesting travelling exhibits too, latest we saw, chinese glass and ceramics, excellent.

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Britain
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80 reviews 80 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

U try to visit this museum at least once a year , as I work in the city . The star attraction in December 2014 was an exhibition of photographs from this years Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition . Amazing images , from vibrantly coloured insects to a monochrome pride of lions . Though my intention was to see... More 

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Holt, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A good variety of exhibits. We enjoyed the natural history section in particular, there are some great dinosaur skeletons. The Egyptian part was also worth looking at. The art gallery has some interesting pictures. I think our favourite exhibit was the Bristol Box Kite aeroplane hanging from the main hall ceiling. We enjoyed a coffee and cake in the tea... More 

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Bristol, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Have a look at the plane suspended in the entrance, go and see the gypsie cart, the mineral collection, and many other treasures.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very strange museum. An excellent Egyptian collection. A collection of stuffed animals. Some nice pictures of Bristol, even an temporariy housed Banksie, but nothing really with the "Wow factor"

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I took my 5 year old grand daughter there recently and she found it fascinating. Well labelled for all ages with lots of interactive things going on. There was face painting and colouring in on the day we went. Special exhibitions and fascinating local history as well as impressing art work. Ten out of ten for me.

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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I was very relieved to visit such a well rounded and interactive museum. If you're in Bristol for a couple of days...or even a single day go via walking to the museum. It has to be one of my splendid visits. I also saw the Banksy's (a man with a mobile in black suit) artistic vision πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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Luton
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We went here on a Sunday and spent an hour wondering around the various exhibitions. The animals on display were really good and so were the jewels. A good visit that lasted about an hour.

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were impressed by the Egyptian and Ming Vase collection. I thought the presentation of the genuine mummy was extremely sensitive and well done. There is a cloak room to store winter coats and umbrellas - this was very handy and helped make the experience comfortable.

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