Bristol's first art gallery, housing over 1200 works of art from 19th century to the present day, a...
The Architecture Centre encourages everyone to discover, enjoy and get involved in buildings and...
Visit the home of Charles Wesley, the great Methodist preacher and hymn writer, with everything...
South Gloucestershire has a wide variety of heritage attractions and museums.
Bristol Museums & Galleries
Bristol is well known for its rich heritage and artistic streak. You’re just as likely to find engaging historical exhibits displayed with pride as you are cutting-edge artwork on show far and wide. Let’s put it this way: you'll never be short of cultural experiences here.
Bristol museums come in all shapes and sizes. From Brunel’s ss Great Britain, an incredible immersive experience transporting you back to Victorian times, to M Shed, the city’s social history museum housed in a 1950s transit shed.
Don’t miss Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – a magnificent space exploring the city’s archaeology, natural history and more. Or At-Bristol Science Centre, which boasts the only digital 3D planetarium in the country.
And hold onto your flying goggles for the mother of all Bristol museums, opening its doors in summer 2017: Aerospace Bristol. The star of the much-anticipated attraction will be the one and only Concorde.
Bristol is also blessed with lots of well-respected galleries that even spoilt-for-choice Londoners love. We should start, of course, with Bristol’s first ever art gallery: the RWA (Royal West of England Academy), a beautifully lit Grade II listed building which exhibits work from some of the country’s most celebrated artists.
Then there’s Arnolfini, a leading centre for contemporary art with a commanding spot on the waterfront, great for enjoying an alfresco coffee. Also vibrant Spike Island, which is a working artist studio as well as gallery. But you won’t just find art in traditional places – for Bristol artists, anywhere can be a canvas, from public parks to pop-up spaces. And not forgetting the city’s famous street art.
Bristol museums and galleries boast an ever-changing, ever-inspiring calendar of exhibitions and events. Whether you’re into fashion, animation, design, aviation, photography, dance, nature – you’re bound to find something to suit in our comprehensive What's On section.
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Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's ss Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!
Bristol's first art gallery, housing over 1200 works of art from 19th century to the present day, a coffee shop and a small gift shop.
Taking off in Summer 2017, Aerospace Bristol will tell the amazing story of Bristol’s world-class aerospace industry and give you the chance to step aboard a British icon, Concorde 216.
Museum and art gallery exhibiting some outstanding collections of art, archaeology, Egyptology and natural history in a magnificent building
One of the most complete 18th century town houses surviving in the UK, offering a glimpse of life hunderds of years ago.
A leading centre for the contemporary arts, Arnolfini presents an ambitious programme of visual arts, performance, music and film, and offers a wide range of engaging family events.
Unique mansion that houses some stunning period costumes and everyday Victorian objects, including model trains, dolls and toys
M Shed is an exciting and innovative flagship museum for Bristol with gallery space and a packed events schedule.
A historic Elizabethan house, with a stunning walled garden and many original or otherwise completely restored features.
A unique centre devoted to the production and exhibition of the contemporary visual arts, as well as a great café space
Visit The Fleet Air Arm Museum. The thrill is being there.
Celebrate 400 years of fashion history.
PriceGuide Price From £7.00 to £55.00 Per Ticket
Much more than a fascinating building, being a fine example of a hall church, it is a centre of Bristol's history, civic life and culture
Superb gallery space on Bath Road in the Brislington area of Bristol, which is ideal for presentations, conferences and workshops
Visit the home of Charles Wesley, the great Methodist preacher and hymn writer, with everything exactly as it was for him and his family
Glenside Hospital Museum is located within the grounds of the old hospital, it aims to inform, educate and de-stigmatise mental illness and learning difficulties.
The Architecture Centre encourages everyone to discover, enjoy and get involved in buildings and places. Free entry Harbourside gallery with changing exhibitions and events.
Bristol Art Map will help you navigate around the city's huge range of galleries, artist-run initiatives, temporary installations and public artworks, and discover why Bristol is one of the most vibrant and flourishing centre for art in the UK.
Epicentre (and raison d'etre!) of the Heritage City.
PriceGuide Price From £9.80 to £55.00 Per Ticket
Find out more about Bristol's many public art works around the city.