- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery houses a huge and exciting range of mysterious objects to fascinate and educate, from glorious sea dinosaurs to magnificent art! A visit to the region's largest museum, with 20 galleries guaranteed to inspire you.
Swing by the World Wildlife Gallery and discover how animals have adapted in amazing ways to live in their environment. Compare your little fingers with a hand cast of a real gorilla and try spot the camouflaged animals. From there go admire the beautiful art from different time periods across the world, just magical!
On the ground floor, the museum has a dedicated gallery for under 5s called Curiosity where younger visitors can tell stories in the crystal cave, act out a performance on stage, play with puppets, interactives, games and more! Your little one Dino-obsessed? Let them create and draw their favourite dinosaurs and learn about these amazing creatures including the ferocious Sea Dragons.
- Art, nature and history museum
- Say hi to Alfred the Gorilla
- Under 5’s interactive gallery
- Restaurant Onsite
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Baby Changing Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available Nearby
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Queens Road, Bristol, Somerset and Bristol, BS8 1RL, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Closed Mondays except bank holidays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays.
Assistance/Guide Dogs only
The closest two car parks are West End (BS8 1EH) and Trenchard Street (BS1 5AN), both about a five minute walk away.
A favourite among city museums
Written by Falcondalejan . 12.04.18
We love this museum and keep going back. It impresses as soon as you walk in the door with an early aeroplane hanging from the ceiling. There is a big Egyptology collection and also plenty of dinosaurs. Because the museum has been in Bristol for so long, there are a lot of old fashioned museum and collector treasures like some very odd taxidermy, including a quagga. The silverware section is really eye popping but my favourite is in the art collection where not only is there Banksy but also we saw the famous painting "La Belle Dame Sans Merci". It is a big place with a tremendous quantity of interesting stuff and we just about ran out of energy to see it all in one day. It's not as interactive and modern as some places with fewer bells and buttons and actors on screens, but is a real treat for the eyes with so much beauty. We will be back.