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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Bristol

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Bristol in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 84 Bristol museums and art galleries to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Photo credit Daniel Watkiss

We The Curious

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

We The Curious is an interactive, intergalactic charity with a focus on play, asking questions and sparking your curiosity. The centre has two floors...

Exhibit at The Georgian House Museum in Bristol

The Georgian House Museum

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Georgian House Museum is set out as it might have looked in the 18th century, and gives an insight into life above and below stairs. Imagine the...

Dinner at Bristol City Museum Under 7s Gallery

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery houses a huge and exciting range of mysterious objects to fascinate and educate, from glorious sea dinosaurs to m...

Men at M Shed in Bristol

M Shed

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

M Shed is a museum dedicated to telling the story of the history of the city of Bristol in both war and peace time, with additional bonuses like buri...

Sunrise at SS Great Britain in Bristol

SS Great Britain3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bristol
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The SS Great Britain once took passengers from the docks of Britain to Australia to start their new lives. Now you can see it in its Victorian heyday...

Two boys in red overalls reading a leaflet in front of a jet at Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Get ready for a  supersonic day out with the kids at Aerospace Bristol - over 100 years of aviation history and lots of interactive displays for all...

Collection at Oakham Treasures in Bristol

Oakham Treasures5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Oakham Treasures is one of the largest privately owned museums that is dedicated to retail and farming history in the UK! This vast unique attraction...

Outside view of Kingswood Heritage Museum in Warmley

Kingswood Heritage Museum

  • Warmley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Kingswood Heritage Museum is an exciting museum that is housed in an 18th century brass mill at Warmley. The museum also has gardens to explore, whic...

Family talking to a woman dressed up at The Roman Baths

The Roman Baths

  • Bath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step into the world of Ancient Rome at the historic Roman Baths! Take your little ones on a journey through time and walk in the footsteps of the Rom...

Kids cooking in kitchen at Bath Preservation Trust Museums

Bath Preservation Trust Museums

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bath Preservation Trust Museums are the best place to explore the city’s rich history and have a whole load of fun while you’re at it! Come and step...

Dresses exhibit at Fashion Museum in Bath

Fashion Museum

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Fashion Museum, housed in magnificent 18th century Assembly Rooms, contains almost 100,000 items, ranging from decorated Shakespearean gloves, to fas...

Staff roleplaying at The Jane Austen Centre in Bath

The Jane Austen Centre

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Jane Austen Centre is a permanent exhibition telling the story of Jane Austen's time in the city of Bath, and the influence that it had on her wr...

Wall art at Bath Postal Museum

Bath Postal Museum

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bath Postal Museum gives a great opportunity to learn, not only the interesting history of the Postal Service but also of the communication. All ages...

Outside view of Bath Abbey on Curious About Bath Spa tour

Curious About Bath Spa

  • Bath
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Curious About Bath is an exciting way of discovering how this elegant Edwardian city became what it is today. Enjoy the walks separately, or join the...

View of the city from Bath Abbey Vaults Museum

Bath Abbey Vaults Museum

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Bath Abbey Vaults Museum has been closed for some time, but Bath Abbey itself, is definitely still worth a visit, with plenty to see and do, whatever...

Back view of The Holbourne Museum in Bath

The Holbourne Museum

  • Bath
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Holbourne Museum is for those visiting with children it's best to first note that although it may sound a little dry" for kids, there are actuall...

Outside view of Radstock Museum

Radstock Museum

  • Radstock
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Radstock Museum is home to the collection of the Radstock, Midsomer Norton and District Museum Society and celebrates the history and heritage of the...

Outside view of The American Museum in Britain in Bath

The American Museum in Britain

  • Bath
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The American Museum in Britain takes you on a journey through the history of America and is the only museum of Americana outside the United States. I...

Helicopter at The Helicopter Museum in Weston Super Mare

The Helicopter Museum

  • Weston-Super-Mare
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Helicopter Museum is the largest dedicated Rotorcraft Collection in the world - with around 80 displayed Helicopters and Gyrocopters. The collect...

Outside view of Dr Jenners House in Berkeley

Dr Jenners House

  • Berkeley
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

I hope you’re not afraid of needles! Visit Dr Jenner's House, where the vaccination was invented, and learn about a doctor that has saved millions of...

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