Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Verified Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL Location

Located in Bristol on Queens Rd, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a wonderful and fun experience for art enthusiasts. The museum offers a wide range of exhibits, including native wildlife, dinosaur fossils, pottery, Victorian art, and an obligatory Egyptian section. It is a great place to spend a rainy day in Bristol. The museum is well-presented and interesting, attracting both young families and individuals alike. With free entry, visitors can explore various sections that require at least 30 to 45 minutes each for a detailed glance at the exhibits. The Egyptian section boasts a remarkable collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, including a mummy on display. The museum's architecture is stunning, with dynamic spaces filled with sculptures and statues. A must-visit location for anyone in Bristol!

📍 Location

ℹ️ About

Name Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
City Bristol
Website http://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery
Phone +44 117 922 3571

🙋‍♂️ Frequently asked questions about Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

What is the contact phone number for the Art gallery?

The contact phone number for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is +44 117 922 3571

What are today's opening hours?

Today Friday, the opening hours for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are 10 am–5 pm and it is currently closed. Here are the opening hours for the entire week.

What is the street where Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is located?

This Art gallery is located at Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL.

What services does this Art gallery offer?

Art gallery, Museum, Cafe, Gift shop, Natural history museum, Tourist attraction

Is it open on Saturdays?

It's opened on Saturdays from 10 am–5 pm.

Is it open on Sundays?

It's opened on Sundays from 10 am–5 pm.

🕓 Opening Hours

Today, Friday, December 01, 2023, the opening hours for the Art gallery are 10 am–5 pm

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Sunday 10 am–5 pm

👍👎 Reviews

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A wonderful and fun experience, I enjoyed the graphics

Mashael Albaqawi

4 months ago


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Aneta Chwedorowicz

4 months ago


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RafRiv

4 months ago


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T Jones

4 months ago


A very good, free to visit museum in the heart of Bristol! Interesting, well presented exhibits ranging from native wildlife and dinosaur fossils to pottery and Victorian art, and of course the obligatory Egyptian section. It was quite busy when I went on a weekday, with lots of young families, but once I got away from the first floor, it wasn't so bad. Excellent way to spend a rainy day in Bristol

Matt Stower

4 months ago


Wonderful muesum to visit in Bristol. We had an excellent time and learning at the muesum. Each section needs minimal of 30 to 45 mins for detailed glance of the exhibits. This muesum have various sections as First one is about the Birds and animals live nearby Bristol and sea shore. EGYPT section have good collection of artifacts from the ancient Egypt. One mummy also on the display. Good place to take young minds to explore.

Shankar Anand Murugesan

4 months ago


Visited May 6, 2019: The place itself is just wonderful architecture, and I loved how they've made the interior a dynamic space with the sculptures and statues.

David Joseph Marallag

4 months ago


Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is a great place to visit whatever your age. It is free to enter The Eyptian and Asseryian galleries are fascinating. There are places for children to play and learn.The cafe is an interesting space and expands into the hall space at the end of the Museum.There is also a large shop.There is a lift into the building and a lift inside the Museum on the right handside of the Museum to all floors but it is a bit hidden away.

Christopher Watkins

4 months ago


The Bristol Museum is very interesting!!From animals and natural history to historical exhibits and art gallery, in a nice building‼️

Evangelia Peppa

4 months ago


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carol robson

4 months ago


The museum boasts an impressive collection that spans various eras and disciplines, making it a captivating journey through time and art. From ancient civilizations to contemporary masterpieces, each exhibit showcases a carefully curated selection of artifacts and artworks. I was particularly impressed with the attention to detail in presenting historical items, offering insightful narratives that breathe life into each display.

Momentum

4 months ago


Fajne miejsce. Wejście gratis z puszką na ewentualne datki. W środku jest sporo dinozaurów, sporo ceramiki, kamienie z Sumeru (annunaki z okładek Daenikena ????) wypchane zwierzęta, obrazy. Widać że ma swoje lata ale to takie muzeum w starym stylu z eksponatami, a nie z wyświetlaczami propagandowymi. Warto iść w deszczowy dzień, żeby go nie stracić.

bartosz geras

4 months ago


Nice place to be and spend time in, has got many nice and apealing paintings. For the most part the exhibition was not crowded, which made for good atmosphere within the building.The smaller exhibitions (right of the entrance in my case, something about egypt I believe) suffered because of little lighting and tight walkways, but do not have to be seen to be abled to enjoy the main exhibition.

Jabba da House

4 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No …More

Jonathan Stine

4 months ago


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Lindsay Bennett-Thompson

4 months ago


Wonderful experience and beautiful displays! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

M B

an hour ago


Went to a wedding here last Saturday. Fabulous setting, ambience etc. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Maureen Bates

3 months ago


Great day out with the kids. Well worth a visit. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Anthony Houghton

3 months ago


Nice day out with the family. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Peter Bishop

3 months ago


A great way to pass a few hours and a good art selection. A couple of the video installations had issues with picture and sound, just needs updating. Only negative feedback is the dire need for some of the glass on exhibits to be cleaned - very dusty. Feels like things need a bit of a spruce up.

Maeve Quill

3 months ago


A pleasure to visit Free and educational Great for all students of history young and old. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Tracey Williams

3 months ago


Lovely place for a fantastic wedding

Clive Edwards

3 months ago


A very nice museum with varied free exhibitions: art and ceramics, history of Bristol, natural history, Egypt, etc. There is even a very nice little café in the heart of the museum. Between 1h and 3h of visit according to your reading speed of the displays. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Marie Tsg (Marie Rousse)

3 months ago


Bristol Museum. A good place for art connoisseurs and people who like to dance to the rhythms of good music :)

arek polakowski

3 months ago


Awesome ???? Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Aadil Hamid

3 months ago


An inspiring visit to the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. The eclectic collection beautifully spans history and art, offering a captivating experience that’s a must for both locals and visitors.

Hamed

3 months ago


Excellent museum with so many exhibitions within it. Enjoyed the effort the Indians made during the wars with so many people who died for GB. Some people present were annoyed by Winston Churchill's lack of human compassion in India. Museum is highly recommended!

Harish Chavda MPAGB AIPS

3 months ago


Decent museum, especially considering that it is free to enter. Kids loved the dinosaurs. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Caleb E

3 months ago


Amazing gallery, I expected to be paying in and was shocked to find it is free entry. A must see when in Bristol. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Tamar Luxford Baxter

3 months ago


My son's and I enjoyed a good two hours looking around. We all loved the Egyptian exhibition and the geological areas. Well with a visit. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Matthew Colbourn

3 months ago


Historical sites, landmarks, leisure spots, viewing crystals and specimens, a good place to increase your knowledge Wait time 1 hr+ Reservation recommended No … More

don don

2 months ago


A beautiful maze of rooms with so much to see with many artefacts having local links Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Cordelia Grant

2 months ago


It's like National Museum and Museum of natural history joined together. Artifacts from China, East, Middle East, Egipt and more. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Igor Woskowicz

2 months ago


We took our son for the first time. He's 6 years old and is Autistic, so we weren't sure how this would go, but it was lovely and peaceful, with a steady flow of visitors. The gift shop is pleasant. We didn't visit the cafe as we had already eaten. The ONLY downside, in my opinion, is the body in the box. It asks if visitors think it should be there; I don't, I am afraid. I think it's quite a disturbing thing to see (I know it does warn you and you aren't forced to look, but most people are inquisitive). I appreciate others will feel differently, so I cannot fault my experience at the museum. I do hope people donate as this is a wonderful place.

Lisa S

2 months ago


Took my daughter today and she absolutely loved itI spent alot of days as a young lad in the museum as I was raised around the cornerThe lady at the front desk was really lovely and we're looking forward to coming back again soon

Jordan Cull

2 months ago


Magnificent and deserves to be better patronised. When I visited there was a skillfully curated exhibition of European paintings from a different perspective. The collection contains some unusual paintings by well known painters plus some paintings by much less well known painters but of special interest such as an unfinished picture by a lady named Gonsales who worked with Manet. This museum and gallery is at least as interesting as the one in Birmingham.

Jack Eaton

2 months ago


Imperdivel

otavio giacomo

2 months ago


Its an amazing place to visit ????

Minecraft Hero

3 months ago


One of my favorite museums in Bristol. Be aware, they don't work Mondays, but they do on Sundays, so to not be dissapointed, when you arrive.

FitLana

3 months ago


Nice, free of charge activity, but not massive. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Nick Dando

3 months ago


Very good. Various themes ranging from mummies, minerals, paintings, animals, fossils, etc. and it's free Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Javier Garcia

3 months ago


No comment... Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Inmaculada CDT

3 months ago


A large museum full of works of art and taxidermy of birds and antique and very old objects, very beautiful, especially the art section. I like it ???? Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Meha .A

3 months ago


Good museum, loved the mummies

Adam

3 months ago


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.Great locationParking space availableToilets ???? lookersCafe shops and small play area for children.

MOSTAFA

3 months ago


A little disappointing having been there many years ago Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Mike Roberts

3 months ago


Fabulous museum with lots to see, we didn't get to see everything! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Dawn Sellers (DawnyM)

3 months ago


This is a great museum that you can spend a few hours and you can learn a lot here. Will go again and visit when they have new show Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Hoi Yiu

3 months ago


Free experience... Me and my family walked in as we were in Bristol exploring Bristol... Very nice and quiet musuem lots to see and the seeing the animal setion was really good ????❤️ Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Bushra Ahmed

3 months ago


A beautiful building in terms of architecture, full of amazing historical pieces as well as art. Particular stand outs are the Egyptian exhibition, dinosaur fossils & the beautiful art galleries upstairs. We decided to arrive early in the day and had the museum to ourselves for the entire duration (about 2 hours). Highly recommend visiting if you're in Bristol.

Sam

3 months ago


Very interesting, only got lost twice. Huge amount on display

bill hawkins

1 months ago


So amazing!! There was so much cool stuff to look at, and as much as I was aware, it was all free. Was amazing to learn about Egyptian life and the collection of fossils and precious stones was fascinating. I would definitely come back. Great place to check out. There is also a cafe which is situated in the hall of the building which seems like a lovely place to grab a bite and a coffee, but i didn’t try it so cant comment on the food.

Cecily Tenison

1 months ago


Well kept Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

deiby castellanos

1 months ago


What a spot good staff Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Gregor Galway

1 months ago


Lots of variety here and will easily keep you entertained for an afternoon . Pleasant cafe selling cakes drinks and sandwiches. Free entry and you can make a donation if you want, but this is not obligatory. There is a flight of steps to get in but there is a buggy park in the building once you have ascended the steps. There are lots of levels which are accessed by steps. Quite an electic mix of art and natural history. I was particularly impressed with the dinosaur section . It was popular with families with young children.

Catherine La Trobe-Bateman

1 months ago


Nice building, good exhibition for kids. For grownups it's a bit simple Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Rezi Bocz

1 months ago


Great variety of exhibitions, especially for a free museum in a beautiful building

Jade Browett

1 months ago


I like so much this place, have a really good vibe, have lot of interactive attractions very big and lot of historie inside that place, very good place to go with your family or by yourself Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Lanky Felipe

1 months ago


We really liked the museum!

Nordländer

2 months ago


We both enjoyed our visit. The coffee shop was also a nice place to sit and relax after Visited on Weekday … More

Jim Schrick

2 months ago


Some great exhibits, and an excellent collection of taxidermy. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Marianne

2 months ago


Love it here! Great place for a toddler outing with lots to look at and learn, a lovely cafe and a nice play area too Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Lauren Hoskin

2 months ago


Really enjoyed our visit Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Sue Rigby

2 months ago


Very good museum but no British archaeology!

Irene Garcia Rovira

2 months ago


Nice museum focused on topics relevant to Bristol... Free to enter. Maybe my mindset at the time - but not that impressed. Spent about 30mins. Ok. Nothing spectacular. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Navanee Sundaramoorthy

2 months ago


A museum of the Museum but dynamic and topical at the same time, always worth a visit.

David Alesworth

2 months ago


Amazing Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

G N

2 months ago


Great museum with a great variety of art to explore. Give yourself at least two hours to visit. Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

A Chen

7 days ago


Great - went with a toddler who had a great time too! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Jane Birdsey

7 days ago


An amazing museum which we always take joy in visiting. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Pauline Emery

8 days ago


Very nice art exhibitions, ancient egyptian section and natural history material.

Ian Verde

8 days ago


Was not really a fan of museums in the past but I've been here with my boyfriend as part of our trip to Bristol and all I can say is that it is worth visiting, it has amazing exhibitions and would definitely recommend. The shop has some nice souvenirs as well. Visited on Weekend Wait time 1 hr+ … More

Camelia Boricean

9 days ago


I visited here last week, and was pleasantly surprised how much there is to see. I especially enjoyed the Natural History but there's lots of other interesting things here too. And it was nice to see the lovely Plateosaurus, one of my all time favourite dinosaurs ❤️ Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Emma Wright

9 days ago


Top!

Aleksey Ivankin

13 days ago


Love this place, you can spend as long or as little in it when you go, always something different to look at, exhibitions and my favorite place in the museum is definitely the Egyptian exibit Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Sue Hordle

13 days ago


Always love going here. Amazing place. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Liton Ullah

13 days ago


As an avid art enthusiast, I've had the privilege of visiting numerous museums around the world, but the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery truly stands out as a hidden gem. Nestled within the heart of Bristol, this remarkable institution houses a vast and diverse collection of archaeological artifacts, geological specimens, and captivating artworks.My recent visit to the museum was an absolute delight, filled with unexpected discoveries and profound artistic encounters. One of the highlights was stumbling upon a secret room, discreetly tucked away from the main galleries. Within this hidden chamber, I was greeted by an extraordinary sight – an original Picasso painting, its vibrant colours and bold strokes radiating an undeniable aura of genius.The presence of a Picasso masterpiece in this unassuming museum was a testament to the institution's commitment to preserving and showcasing artistic treasures. It was a privilege to stand before this iconic work, immersing myself in the creative genius of one of the world's most celebrated artists.Beyond the Picasso revelation, the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery offers a rich tapestry of artistic experiences. The museum's collection spans centuries, showcasing works from renowned artists like Rembrandt, Van Dyck, and Turner, alongside captivating pieces by local artists like Banksy.

Julia Bennett

13 days ago


Free, interesting, informative

Liz Jordan

13 days ago


If you like art, it is a very complete site. I was surprised that admission was free because it is so worth it. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Marghie Fernandez

13 days ago


As always, the temporary exhibitions are great - you can hardly go wrong with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Museum is a fantastic place to visit - so much natural and social history in one place. Don't forget the art gallery and café too! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Ruth McMeekin

13 days ago


The museum is very good on geology, fossils and range of stuffed animals. The pieces of art is interesting. There is a cafe too. Drinks. They have special exhibitions. Previous week photographic pictures of animals around the world. It was a competition. Very good. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Simon Marshall

13 days ago


Amazing for kids

Tom Smart

13 days ago


The Bristol Museum & Art gallery is a wonderful place with plenty of things to see and do. Our family spent more than 3 hours there, and we still weren't able to properly view everything they had to offer!We found the West Asian exhibits in particular rather interesting, and the sea life exhibit was also lovely to look at. The porcelain and the artwork were so beautiful, it was just a shame we'd had other arrangements to rush to!You could easily get lost in all the wonderful things they have to display, especially in the higher floors. The architecture is generally quite beautiful too.

Mercado

13 days ago


A great place to visit.. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Steve Priday

13 days ago


It's an actually super surprising museum with some really interesting pieces of art. And a lovely way to guide the person through. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Jake Oldfield

20 days ago

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