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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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Address: Queen's Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
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+44 117 922 3571
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 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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Our second visit this month. The first on the 5 Jan was for a lunch time talk by the curator of the Adela Bretton watercolours of ancient Mayan and Aztec wall painting in the lat... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our second visit this month. The first on the 5 Jan was for a lunch time talk by the curator of the Adela Bretton watercolours of ancient Mayan and Aztec wall painting in the lat 19th early 20th century. Many of the wall paintings were lost due to poor conservation and are significant records. We had previously seen these in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I rarely go a month without popping in - there's just so much to see! Beyond the excellent exhibits of Bristol's cherished Museum, the place is very well-maintained and the rolling event exhibits and features varied and well-considered.

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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on Sunday to primarily visit the art gallery. There was a small but interesting modern art display. The wildlife is interesting. I was impressed with the intricate paper weights and glass wear. The ceramics illustrates examples that were produced by local potteries. Some of the plates have scenes from parts of Bristol. The Chinese display is the largest collection... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited the museum many times - often prompted by the staging of new exhibitions. This time I had an hour to spare so popped in to see the "Stone Age to Iron Age" exhibition (finishing June 2017). Entrance is free (as is the museum). The first thing to say is that the exhibition is quite small, occupying just one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit. I came specifically to see the Adela Breton exhibition, which is superb. Her relationship with the museum started when she wanted to clear her dining room, which was full of objects collected on her visits to Mexico! I was also delighted to see the marvelous reliefs from Nimrud, which I had no idea were here.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this museum, it's really beautiful, the architecture, the decoration etc. As you're in england, it's a way to spend a good time without wasting a rainy day! :)

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited the museum and art gallery a few times and always enjoy it. The variety of exhibits is good: ceramics, glass, paintings (old and modern), fossils, crystals, dinosaurs, etc. The layout is easy to navigate, and the information panels with the exhibits are interesting and useful. It's free with a suggested donation, which at £5 each is well worth... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went there with an one to kill....ended up there over four hours...so much to see. The displays are well laid out and plenty of space so at times you feel you are the only person there .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with young children and we spend a great time there. I highly recommend this museum to all ages, prefect for seeing wild animals, dinagsourus and mineral. There is kids play area and in each level there is a drown and story corner for children too. Cafe is great too, out side and inside setting area & goof collection of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a relatively small museum it has a lot to see and something for everyone. Interesting exhibits on Egypt and dinosaurs.

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