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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
+44 117 922 3571
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Ranked #19 of 97 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
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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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Devon, England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Smaller version of Natural History Museum in London. Well worth a visit - especially with children. Has a play area for little ones when they get tired near to the cafe which is quite good. Lots to see and activities to do as well. Quite good Egyptian section.

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bristol
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

It is free, which these days is good value and not to be sniffed at. having said that like so many places when you get inside they suggest you donate 2 pounds per head. Interesting building large and echojng. They certainly have some quality exhibits which make the visit worthwhile, however as is becoming the norm the presentation is very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We spent a good few hours looking around. Enjoyed seeing the fine china, getting close up and looking at the detail in the Victorian paintings and the many items from Eygpt and times long past. The shop had a good selection of postcards and packets of 20 of them for only a £1. We didn't go and eat in the... More 

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London
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I really great, old fashioned sort of museum with a little of everything...loved the wooden caravan and the extensive taxidermy collection. The loos are wonderful - old fashioned, heavy wood stalls.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

The museum itself is an old fashioned series of themed displays of local or general interest. Some of these are seriously dated, such as the stuffed animals. Some of the touring exhibitions can be interesting.

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Bristol
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9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I love the variety of the exhibitions on the ground floor. The Egyptians display is always good. There are lots of things to do for kids. The brave nNw World art exhibition was my favourite. The Banksy take over was great as well. This year Hoochie Coochie will be holding their Halloween Ball at the museum.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Well worth a visit with plenty to see & good explanations of the exhibits on show.Staff on the information desk very helpful & enthusiastic.Cafe good & reasonably priced.

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Newton Longville, England, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I would have liked to have spent longer in the museum as I felt there was lots that I hadn't got to do. I love museums that are hands-on and this one was hands, feet and full body-on! This wasn't the usual, stuffy, look-at-things-in-glass-cases museum - we were encouraged to look, touch, feel, listen and DO! Being divas (and a... More 

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Bits of it I liked very much indeed, other bits looked like it needed a bit of TLC (or possibly more money?). I would like to know why the museum has moved Mexico from North America into Central America!

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Madrid
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75 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The museum comprises in a single building an art gallery and a natural history museum. There are plenty of interactive exhibits for children, interesting (free) exhibitions for adults and a nice cafe.

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