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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL, UK

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About Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery tells the story of our world in every display, from the beginning of time to the present day. It comprises of 19 galleries over 3 floors that reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilizations, human invention, and creativity.  The art gallery contains works from all periods, including many by internationally famous artists, as well a collection of modern paintings of Bristol.



Attractions near Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Wills Memorial Building Tower0.06km from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

The Wills Memorial Building is a 2-story building at the top of Park Street is a true Bristol icon and makes a dramatic and inspiring venue.  The view from the top of Wills Tower, some 68 meters above Park Street, is unparalleled and tour guides give a unique insight into the history of the building, which was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1925 before being badly damaged during the Blitz in 1940.

Park Street0.24km from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Park Street is a major shopping street in Bristol.  It boasts a great selection of trendy boutiques, music and book shops, bars, clubs and restaurants, as well as being perfect for sightseeing with their iconic buildings. By night Queens Road and Park Street offer a selection of hip pubs and stylish speakeasies, plus plenty of lively nightclubs to dance the night away.

Royal West of England Academy (RWA)0.3km from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

The Royal West of England Academy (RWA), England’s only regional Royal Academy of Art, is Bristol's finest art gallery.  Its magnificent Grade 2* listed building hosts five naturally-lit galleries acclaimed as one of the best exhibition spaces in the country.  It was the first art gallery to be established in Bristol and is one of the longest-running regional galleries and art schools in the UK.

Cabot Tower0.3km from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

A majestic tower in Bristol set in the gorgeous parkland of Brandon Hill near Park Street in the West End is a 105ft tower built-in 1897 to commemorate John Cabot's famous voyage from Bristol and the continent of North America four hundred years earlier. From the top of Cabot Tower, the whole of Bristol unfolds into the distance – making the steep climb well worth it, especially on a clear day.

Royal Fort House0.3km from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

The Royal Fort House is a historic house in Tyndalls Park, Bristol. The building currently houses the University of Bristol's Faculty of Science offices, the Brigstow Institute, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, the Cabot Institute, and the Jean Golding Institute for data-intensive research. One of the iconic attractions and it attracts a lot of visitors.

The Georgian House Museum0.32km from Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

The Georgian House Museum is an 18th century, six-story townhouse just off Bristol's famous independent shopping area, Park Street. It includes a drawing room, eating room, study, kitchen, laundry, and housekeeper’s room house has been restored and decorated to its original glory, and is the perfect way to step back in time and imagine what life was like in this affluent area of the city hundreds of years ago.

Where is Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Discover more attractions in Bristol City, where Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is located

Bristol City80 attractions

The city of Bristol, set inland on the Avon River and with access to the Bristol Channel, has an illustrious history as one of England's oldest ports. Among Bristol's many tourist attractions are 30 art galleries and a number of parks. For families, there's Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center that is especially designed to engage young minds.