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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a large museum and art gallery in Bristol, England. The museum is situated in Clifton, about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the city centre. As part of Bristol Culture it is run by the Bristol City Council with no entrance fee. It holds designated museum status, granted by the national government to protect outstanding museums. The designated collections include: geology, Eastern art, and Bristol's history, including English delftware. In January 2012 it became one of sixteen Arts Council England Major Partner Museums.
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
A bit like a mini Natural History museum. A good place to spend a couple of hours. Exhibits are accompanied by interesting information.
Was okay. I'm a cynic and hard to please. Pretty much like every other Gallery. There is a Grayson Perry exhibition at present... I enjoyed the sharp observant wit of Mr Perry's info cards more than the work ... but hey that's me right. The toilets downstairs have frosted glass windows, with the public walking past you .. not frosted nearly enough 🤣 Remember to 👍🏼 the review if you liked it.
It's a great place to spend a couple of hours with the children looking at things. Would have liked to see more dinosaur exhibitions but they have a limited amount of space and get a lot of different things on view for the space they have. All in all well worth visiting.
Excellent museum in city centre for kids wish I'd been there earlier. Surprisingly good collection of animals and dinosaurs. Also impressed with local exhibition of sea dragon. Had a lovely afternoon thank you. Only wish there are more kid interactions at different exhibition (some out of order) and refresh of kids play corner. Well done Bristol Museum!
Had a really enjoyable afternoon looking at photos and pots. It's heartening to see a museum/ art gallery being enjoyed by so many people. Well staffed by helpful engaged people who, want to make your visit work for you. I recommend you visit. The Pre Raphaelite room is a must.
Was okay. I'm a cynic and hard to please. Pretty much like every other Gallery. There is a Grayson Perry exhibition at present... I enjoyed the sharp observant wit of Mr Perry's info cards more than the work ... but hey that's me right. The toilets downstairs have frosted glass windows, with the public walking past you .. not frosted nearly enough 🤣
I have visited this place just before closing and was surprised by the style and architecture of the museum. This place mixes both old culturally significant discoveries and modern art under one roof. Allowing people from different generations and backgrounds to find something new and exciting.
A great local museum featuring a wide range of exhibit types. Everything from ancient Egypt to stuffed animals, local geology and ceramics, with something to surprise you around every corner whether a plane hanging from the ceiling or a Gypsy caravan. A museum in the Victorian tradition it tells as much of a story about the history of collecting as it does about its own collections. Great way to spend a few hours with children on a wet day.
Had a really enjoyable afternoon looking at photos and pots. It's heartening to see a museum/ art gallery being enjoyed by so many people. Well staffed by helpful engaged people who, want to make you visit work for you. I recommend you visit. The Pre Raphaelite room is a must.
Beautiful building with surprising Egyptian exhibition. Surprising because we expected museum focus would be local history, and there's a lot of that to tell. Maybe we didn't spend long enough. A lovely location for a major evening function.
The air was hard to breathe. Needs better air con. I couldn't stay for long. Felt like there was no oxygen. Made it through the Egypt selection. Small but very good. My favourite.
Fantastic old building with a lot of interesting permanent exhibits and a guest exhibit hall. Plenty of natural and local history as well a very good Egyptian exhibit. Art gallery on the upper floor has a mix of modern and traditional pieces. Free entry with an optional donation.
Nice museum on a bust road. Admission price of free is nice. Facility is a bit small but the staff is helpful. Lots of children in school trips there during the day.
This place is big on the outside, and even huger inside with a warren of side rooms and galleries covering anything from pottery to minerals, wildlife to fossils. Best yet it's free to get in - pay what you think the visit was worth on the way out. It is possible to spend a whole day there - maybe longer! Well worth a visit. The museum is at the top of Park Street in Bristol, so there are tons of places to eat, and various other Bristol-based attractions within easy walking distance. West End NCP car park is nearby - as is a modern and very large Forbidden Planet for those who like.. well, anything to do with modern popular culture.
Free entry means you can go as often as you like and only stay for a quick visit if you want to. It's at the heart of local life in this part of Bristol. The cafe and shop provide more reasons for calling in but it's great just to bumble around and explore the exhibits. The collection provides a wide range of different media and eras. Kids are very welcome and dedicated areas and events are provided.
I had a great workshop as part of my university course. The Pliosaurus exhibition was fantastic and even as an adult it was great to be able to fully interact with the life size model and have fun with the other elements of the exhibition. The rest of the museum houses some incredible collections of fossils, taxonomy, art and pottery which are very relevant to Bristol especially the Bristol Dinosaur! There was so much to see that I'll have to visit another day to really appreciate all that the museum has to offer!
Lovely well kept museum. Lots of interesting stuff for children, such as the fossils and the stuffed animals, but the big sections on porcelain struggle to capture their interest. Always lots of special events and activities, which is great. Donations only, no formal charge, so nice to pop in for half an hour to do one section and get a coffee.