Exhibitions in Bristol

Bristol is positively oozing with culture, so why not soak it up at one of the city’s many exhibitions? Whether you’re in the mood for paintings or photography, historic or contemporary, abstract or figurative, there’s an exhibition for you.

Take your pick from Bristol’s excellent art galleries, museums and contemporary arts centres, all of which host a varied programme of exhibitions throughout the year. Many are free to enter too!

To get up to speed with local history and enjoy seasonal exhibitions, head to the M Shed and Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Or, for a unique experience themed around science and creativity, stop by We the Curious.

For contemporary art, pay a visit to the Royal West of England Academy, Spike Island, or the Arnolfini.

Photography fans can venture outside the city centre to catch the latest exhibitions at The Royal Photographic Society and Martin Parr Foundation, both based within the Paintworks creative quarter in Brislington and free to enter.

You'll also find an eclectic mix of exhibitions in Bristol's churches cathedrals, parks and universities throughout the year, so keep your eyes and ears peeled!

Check out some of the current and upcoming exhibitions across the city below.

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