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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
+44 117 922 3571
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The Ancient Egypt exhibition on the ground floor is interesting. The European paintings on an upper... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lingfeng G
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Beijing, China
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Excellent collections!

I loved my visit here, particularly the art collections. There is a lot to see and enjoy. The cafe... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cassowary
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Vienna, Austria
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ancient Egypt exhibition on the ground floor is interesting. The European paintings on an upper floor are just averageand skippable. On the top floor is large collection of glassware and ceramics, most of which look amazing.

1  Thank Lingfeng G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my visit here, particularly the art collections. There is a lot to see and enjoy. The cafe and gift shop are also very good.

1  Thank Cassowary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic must visit museum in Bristol city centre. We had a fantastic day out here. Thanks for great memories.

1  Thank IanBullivant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited to kill a few hours before the train back to London. Wonderful variety of exhibits and art. Lovely cafe. Thoroughly enjoyed.More

Thank Marcel M
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Marcel M, Thanks you for sharing your experience, we are glad you enjoyed our eclectic collection of exhibits and galleries. We are often displaying new exhibitions, so please do visit us again the next time you are in Bristol. The upcoming Grayson Perry exhibition...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG, this place is amazing. You need a good few hours to see everything. Its like the Natural History Museum, with loads about Dinosaurs. Lots of hands on stuff for kids and adults. Loved the Egyptian bits. Its like a maze inside so many nooks...More

1  Thank BargeeGirl
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for sharing your experience of the museum, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit here! We are constantly organising new events, tours, exhibitions and changing our displays, so please feel free to pop in and pick up a copy of our What's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many provincial museums, this has a bit of everything, with a few gems (especially in the art gallery) which make it worth visiting.More

Thank Nonloso
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nonloso, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience of the museum. If you particularly enjoyed our art galleries then please do keep an eye on our website to keep up to date with our temporary exhibitions and talks. Many thanks Nick...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely museum with loads of fascinating taxidermy animals including the infamous Alfred. Great learning environment for children who might not have seen some of the animals.More

Thank sasalice83
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sasalice83, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience! If you have small children you may enjoy Little Jurassic Explorers; with educational activities and story telling for under 5's in the Pliosaurus exhibition. This takes place in term-time on a Tuesday and...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Recently went to the museum, and I was shocked, it was nice having a walk around looking at Bristol history ! It was free to enter well a donation is required but not set amount.

Thank Joanne B
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Joanne B, Thanks for sharing your experience! We are constantly organising new exhibitions, talks and workshops for all ages, so please do check our What's On guide or the website to stay up to date on future events. Many Thanks Nick Box Office Assistant

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Wasn't expecting the place to be big, but surprisingly it was like a tardis! It was free, though voluntary donations welcomed. I especially liked the old maps and photographs and drawings of Bristol displayed around the walls on the first floor.More

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

Dear Dragonlady, We appreciate you taking your time to share your enjoyment of the museum. We are glad you liked our collections! If you haven't already you may enjoy visiting our other museum, the M Shed, with further exhibitions on Bristol social and industrial history....More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

Lots to see children loved it and it’s free easy to get to it’s at the top of park street which has nice shops and restaurants ,big hill to walk up but worth itMore

Thank mandy1306
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Mandy, Thanks for sharing your experience! We currently have Little Jurassic explorers running on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, with activities and story telling for under 5's, so if you or anyone you know has little ones please do come along. It's done on a...More

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Paul F
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Yes you can, maybe without flash though, there are notices on the doors where photography is not allowed.
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Catherine F
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
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21 July 2015|
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Response from BristolMuseums | Property representative |
Hello, There is no admission fee to enter Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, we welcome donations. For some special exhibitions we charge for tickets or operate a 'Pay What You Think' scheme that allows visitors to experience... More
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