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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
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Explore our free collections of art, nature and history on display in this...

Explore our free 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.

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Love this museum. It's not going to win any prizes but thats what makes it great. It's small and has areas that focus on Bristol and the surrounding area. For me one of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love this museum. It's not going to win any prizes but thats what makes it great. It's small and has areas that focus on Bristol and the surrounding area. For me one of the highlights is the art section as it's magnificent. Small pieces by artists you've never heard of, but thats what makes it great. Keep an eye out... More 

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Thank Mark D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I always enjoy visiting the museum and art gallery and my last visit was no exception. Two particular exhibitions are on at the moment: Ancient Mexico in Colour and Stone Age to Iron Age. Great!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty to do in the museum, look upstairs at the animals, the fossils, minerals and many many more things to see

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Thank Heidi S
Abingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to the museum for the first time in 40 years. Much of it felt the same but thought it could do with some modernisation in places and more interactive activities for children. Loved the building.

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Thank MReady33
Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for years. We went specifically to see a temporary exhibition about the Anglo-Saxon Staffordshire Hoard, but set aside time to explore the permanent exhibitions as well. The temporary exhibition was very good - a bit smaller than I had expected, but only a few pounds to get in and... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited primarily to see the temporary exhibiton of the Staffordshire Hoard of Saxon treasure and were blown away by it. The conservationists have done a fantastic job of cleaning linking the many hundred pieces of gold and the curators have produced a very well-presented and informative exhibition. Many of the artefacts come from elaborate swords or hunting knives and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something for everyone here, certainly do not get bored. We decided to be tourists in our home town and found this gem, plus it regularly has interesting temporary exhibits to draw you through the doors. If your a good story teller you can really bring centuries of history to life for the young ones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum had displays galore. The artwork was very interesting and a delight to see. Some of the art models were breathtaking. There is a very steep hill to get here but it's well worth it. Plenty of shops to pop into on the way up.

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Thank Jayne J
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

A really great city museum - They currently have part of the Staffordshire Hoard on Display - A very well presented exhibition (with some great pieces, which although small are very significant in the context of UK History). Well worth a visit.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Lots to see. Very varied exhibitions. Need to allow enough time to see it all thoroughly. It is free but a donation is welcome.

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