To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we will be displaying twelve of his finest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of one of history’s greatest geniuses.
The drawings are from the Royal Collection which contains the world’s finest collection of Leonardo’s works.
In February 2019, a total of 144 of Leonardo’s exquisite drawings will be on show simultaneously at twelve venues across the United Kingdom, including Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
These exhibitions will be followed by major displays at The Queen’s Galleries in Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
The works have been selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist’s interests, from painting and sculpture to engineering, zoology, botany and anatomy, as well as his use of different media – pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metal point.
These drawings are among the most diverse and technically accomplished in the entire history of art.
Under 16s free
* Includes £1 voluntary donation to Bristol Museums Development Trust. (Standard entry £5 adult / £4 conc.)
50% off with National Art Pass. Groups: 1 in 10 go free.
Free entry for students and 16-25 year olds every Wednesday (with valid ID).
Please be aware that the opening weekend of this exhibition (2-3 February) coincides with the annual Chinese New Year celebrations. Due to the popularity of this event, it is likely that you will experience long queues for entry into the museum. Therefore you may want to visit the Leonardo exhibition at another time.
Map & Directions
Tel: +44 (0)117 922 3571
|Dates: (1 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019)|
* Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays: 10am-5pm.