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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Dinosaur remains, paintings by Renoir, and ancient Egyptian artifacts are yours to explore at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. This museum has a vast collection focusing on world culture, natural sciences, and art. Kid-friendly areas pair age-appropriate exhibits with companion adult displays. Kids can visit the museum’s crystal cave, make a pot, and create fossils. Use our Bristol itinerary maker to visit Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on your trip to Bristol, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We visited this museum and art gallery -it is free-and found an amazing collection of artifacts and artworks. The staff were very helpful and there is so much to see. The art is carefully displayed in...  read more »
  • History/nature/Gallery in a variety of subjects gathered in one place. 1st floor (ground floor), history/nature of mixed works are on display. A place where you can leave your bags with reception, meeting facilities, including a café. Admission is free of charge. By the time the family unit once local.
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  • Situated next door to the University, on the way to Clifton, bus no 8 or 9, it is free to enter. The art gallery is also very interesting. 
  • This is a museum which lacks focus and suffers for it. It tries to cover off every museum genre in a moderately sized building and so fails to deliver in any area. About a quarter of the space seems to be given over to the atrium and cafe (space for rent for events). The remainder tried to cover: natural history; modern art; classical and Renaissance art; prehistory; oriental ceramics; local (Bristol) history; aviation; Uncle Tom Cobbly and all. As a result, none of the individual collections are large enough to offer much depth and none of them tie to the next with any narrative. The whole museum feels like a collection of 'old bits and bobs' rather than a considered collection whilst also lacking the character that some other slightly more eccentric exhibitions manage to deliver. This is simple not one thing, not another. By contrast, the Red Lodge House Museum (within the same group within Bristol) is so well focused, that despite a far smaller collection, it is more enjoyable to spend twice as long there as at the main museum.
  • The natural history area on the top floor is my favourite part of this museum. It includes many creatures and very well displayed. The rest of the museum is also excellent and there is a cafe too. A good way to spend s couple of hours in Bristol. Great for children too.
  • Lovely building with a marble floor on the ground level and marble staircases. There's lots of space for very young children to play as well asa café, shop, a natural history collection, Egyptian artefacts, Assyrian relics on the ground level. The second floor holds some excellent fossils and the top floor houses the Art collection.
  • This museum is an excellent way to pass a couple of hours in the wonderful city of Bristol. The natural history section on the top floor is particularly good. There is a very pleasant atmosphere in the museum which is interesting and informative.
  • Wonderful old-fashioned museum with an excellent restaurant that provides good value.
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