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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
+44 117 922 3571
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All reviews natural history stuffed animals egyptian section gypsy caravan ancient egypt special exhibition staffordshire hoard interesting exhibits worth a visit free entry beautiful building rainy day on display few hours all ages couple of hours nice cafe
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Presumably Bristol City Council's financial woes are the reason this place looks like it has not had a penny spent on it for years. Fewer and fewer of the 'interactive' exhibits are working properly (at least one of them hasn't been working for years), and...More

Thank cltc43
Reviewed 5 days ago

great free space ; new exhibitions all the time ; Great new Japanese art exhibition at present. Great for all ages. Wonderful collections

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with my daughter and her two sons, aged seven and eight. For once I had no preconceived expectations, so it was impossible to judge against my expectations. The older of the two grandsons was "doing" ancient Egypt in school, so the themed exhibition...More

Thank Del H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not donate going into the museum, but did spend £40 in the restaurant eating good quality food. The museum is open and spacious and has a dressing up area for children to use their imagination. There are many floors and everything was exciting...More

Thank madmoogie
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed the African textile display in the museum today - such a wonderful thing to see and so colourful and culturally beautiful. The museum was just too warm to go around for any length of time but I hope to revisit on a...More

Thank welshnat88
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was lovely adored the Mineral room because I love crystals, but the Egypt Room was really interesting as was the African room. A couple of hours well spent.

Thank bevked2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see. Paintings, crats, pottery, stuffed animals and birds. You can easily spend a couple of hours

Thank TravellingFemaleDane
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The collection is obviously eclectic and with considerable depth. On first floor is an exhibit of maps of Bristol showing how it has evolved over the centuries. The Art Gallery has some very worthwhile paintings. The Museum may suffer from being all things to everyone...More

Thank TheTraveller659
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were quite a few exhibits on the day we went ranging from European chinaware to dinosaurs. Each exhibition was quite small but very interesting and enjoyable. Loads of interactive stuff to do if you are going with children. Considering that entrance into the museum...More

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Thewoodies1974, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Perhaps on your next visit you might enjoy our latest exhibition, Clowns: The Egg-hibition. This is running until 6th January 2019 and...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 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

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear JulieJosh, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. If you have not done so already, you might be interested in our current...More

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16 January 2018|
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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.
Paul F
4 April 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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16 October 2016|
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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