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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
+44 117 922 3571
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A great visit

Grandparents with four grandchildren aged 4 years, two at 5 years and one at 8 years. We all... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Always good to pop in when passing

We walk past this museum fairly often and pop in from time to time for a short visit; we can do... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Woodley, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
+44 117 922 3571
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Grandparents with four grandchildren aged 4 years, two at 5 years and one at 8 years. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum and seeing Doris. We had to go in a few times between wee breaks but the staff really put over...More

Thank josieken
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walk past this museum fairly often and pop in from time to time for a short visit; we can do this because it is free. So we take in just one section such as the Egyptian section, full of amazing relics, or the natural...More

Thank SimonBuzzard
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wealth of history and educational items. Its a must visit for any inquisitive young children. They get to see the size and scale of items and an appreciation of history. All the exhibits cannot be appreciated in a single visit. Its excellent fun watching...More

Thank Top_Tourer_2009
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great family day out. One of the the very few attractions with no entry charge. Could easily spend a whole day at the museum. It regularly has visiting features which are always interesting for the children.

Thank cathyL3512GW
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like others have said, this is by far not the best museum or art gallery. However, for free entrance, you can't expect the world. The exhibitions are interesting and you can definitely learn something new. Have to admit the art gallery was my favourite part...More

Thank Lottie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love ceramics and glass you'll be as pleased as punch it as it seemed to be at every turn. Unfortunately Art was limited and mediocre and needed a 'star piece'. The museum had a couple of stand out galleries - the natural history...More

Thank Sunshine E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum in comparison to other free museums is amazing! However I went yesterday and was very disappointed to see how much has been taken away. The first time I went was a few years ago and it was amazing! I left excited to go...More

Thank Proudmummysj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic visit with our two girls (8 & 11). First it is an amazing building with columns, stair cases, carvings, lots of nooks and crannies to explore. It is what a museum should look like! Secondly, there is such a variety of...More

Thank Brian T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hands on exhibition in the small gallery. Took two grandchildren aged 7 and 6 and they really loved it. We also visited the Egyptian gallery and more dinosaurs and had good ice cream in the cafe. Worth a visit while the exhibition is on...More

Thank grangemoore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My own fault as I didn't do enough research. I had hoped this museum would have details of Bristol's history. I didn't realise it was a natural history museum on the whole. Still a good few hours spent looking at the curiosities. A nice coffee...More

Thank Kezzar53
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Paul F
4 April 2017|
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Response from MrsPT572 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can, maybe without flash though, there are notices on the doors where photography is not allowed.
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
Stephen P
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