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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

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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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Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I often drop into Bristol Museum as it is well situated at the top of Park Street and near lots of shops, cafes and bus stops. There is always several interesting temporary exhibitions usually free or a small charge to visit. I do enjoy visiting...More

1  Thank JulieJosh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If like me, you can get overawed by the size of some of the larger London Museums, which all have very fine pieces, then you will really enjoy this Museum. It's not too big and seems to have a really good example of just about...More

2  Thank JustabreakShropshire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Among all other museums that I have visited before, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has been one of the good ones. I recommend you to go and visit the place :)

Thank AnnaS10390
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An eclectic collection of exhibits from near and far, from taxidermy to fine art with lots of local history in between. Spent an hour or so here dodging the wet weather and despite the abundance of other visitors with the same idea it did not...More

Thank KVJ166
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to plenty of museums in the UK and this one is fairly average. There are a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes on the placards. Wouldn’t recommend.

Thank Kirsten H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for local residents to take their children. It has a wide variety of exhibits and every child is likely to find at least one that really fascinates them. I would say it's a lower priority who are visiting Bristol and...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very varied collection of items - we were interested in one of the special exhibitions (WI Crafts Prize) but wandered around and enjoyed seeing a huge hoard of roman coins, some dinasaur skeletons and a variety of other things.

Thank Margaret G
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building at the top of park street. Various small exhibitions including Egypt, natural history etc. There’s a curiosity corner for children on the ground floor (play area) and various activities around the museum. Gift shop, cafe, changing facilities and feeding room available.

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your kind review of our wonderful museum. As you say, it is a beautiful building in a great location in the heart of Bristol. You have also listed all the facilities we offer so thank you! Kind regards May Banting Box Office Assistant

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Came here during a day out in Bristol, I'd never visited the city before, but was impressed. This museum was one of the highlights. Lots of good exhibits, especially the taxidermy animals (maybe not to everyone's taste) but I thought they were well presented and...More

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your great review of our museum and also our city. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. As you say, we have a great collection of artefacts on display. I am pleased to hear your wife enjoyed The Woman's Hour craft prize exhibition....More

Reviewed August 15, 2018

I brought my London friend here to browse the various exhibitions, including the Egyptian Rooms, the 1900 Gypsy Caravan, the ceramics and silverware, ending up in the actual art gallery itself where there are very valuable original paintings, e.g. the Pre-Raphaelites, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Burne-Jones...More

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review of our museum and collection. As you say, we have a wide range of artefacts on display and a fantastic collection of paintings. I hope you and your friend can come back again in the near future. Kind regards...More

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Response from BristolMuseums | Property representative |
Yes you can take pushchairs into the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. We also have a pushchair lift and buggy park for pushchairs as well on site.
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April 4, 2017|
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Response from BristolMuseums | Property representative |
Dear Paul F You can take photographs of the exhibits as long as you don't use flash photography. Kind regards Brian Box Office Assistant
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Response from BristolMuseums | Property representative |
Hello, There is plenty for people of all ages to see and do at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. On the ground floor we have Curiosity - a space for under 7's to play and explore. You can also grab an Explorer Pack from the... More