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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RL, England
+44 117 922 3571
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OMG, amazing place!

OMG, this place is amazing. You need a good few hours to see everything. Its like the Natural... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BargeeGirl
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Good provincial museum and gallery

Like many provincial museums, this has a bit of everything, with a few gems (especially in the art... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nonloso
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Herts., England
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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 good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 6 days 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.

Thank Nonloso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 1 week 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

popped in for an hour....all rather dated but there was a quite interesting photo timeline about empire and commonwealth. lots for children to do and a special dinosaur exhibition. if you dont like stuffed animals best not to visitMore

Thank sparkybloke99
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sparkybloke99, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are sorry the museum didn't quite meet your expectations, and value your feedback to help us keep our displays improving. If natural sciences isn't of interest then our extensive collection of Fine Art, or...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent five hours there but could have spent a couple of days, there was so much of interest. Museum notable not so much for outstanding artefacts as the interesting and informative way they are presented. The Gallery for so many outstanding works. The shop is...More

Thank Leon C
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Leon C, Thank you for sharing your experience of the museum. We are glad you enjoyed our collections. If you enjoy our art galleries you may be interested in our upcoming Grayson Perry exhibition; The Vanity of Small Differences, coming to us from March!...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017

i have been about 50 times and nothing ever changes, sometimes there are exhibitions. kids under 4 might like it. or u might like it if u like seeing collections of china and glasses or stuffed animals in steamed up cases. i probably wouldn't go...More

1  Thank 32spongebob
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 32spongebob, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the museum. We value your feedback and are constantly trying to improve our displays and exhibitions. If you haven't done so already you may enjoy one of our temporary exhibitions currently on...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We broke our Bristol walk and visited the Museum & Art Gallery. There was much to see and was a better than normal municipal museum. they have a very good collection Chinese Ceramics, to be found in the Schiller Gallery. They were running a wedding...More

Thank gordonilla
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gordonilla, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of the museum. Our world-class collection of Chinese glass is recognised as the best collection outside China, so we are glad you enjoyed that gallery! Please keep checking our What's On...More

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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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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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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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