Bristol Museums & Art Gallery

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Bristol Museums & Art Gallery

Discover Bristol’s world-class collections, from dinosaurs and gems to magnificent fine art and ancient Egyptian artefacts. Whether you’re seeking art, history or science, Bristol Museums offer a range of learning experiences for all ages across five museums

Bristol Museums delivers inspiring educational programmes to meet the needs of various groups including; primary and secondary school groups; Home Educating families; adult learners; group travel organisers; overseas students and EFL groups.

Take time to study spectacular art, discover the dinosaur that once roamed Bristol, see original Banksy works, find out fascinating facts about fossils, get up close to Egyptian mummies, handle objects from ancient Greece and immerse yourself in natural history. Bristol’s free museums are home to world class collections and local history, just waiting for you to explore!  Temporary exhibitions and special events are also held throughout the year.

School workshops offer interactive learning experiences. Children step out of the classroom and back into the past as they handle real museum objects, meet experts, participate in role play and storytelling, and carry out hands-on activities designed with age and learning needs in mind. These are some of the workshop topics available to book:

Ancient Egypt
Victorian Christmas
Ancient Greeks
Stone Age to Iron Age
Talking Pictures (Literacy through paintings)

In addition, special offers and themed events for schools run alongside the programme of temporary exhibitions and other museum projects. You can keep up-to-date with the latest learning news through our termly e-newsletter.

Coach and adult educational groups are also welcome. Bristol Museums can tailor itineraries to meet your group travel needs. From ‘behind the scenes tours’ and ‘meet the curator’ experiences to special gallery talks and reserved tables in the café – we will do our best to tailor the offer to meet your needs.



Disabled Access, Disabled Toilets, Facilities for Hearing Impaired, Facilities for Visually Impaired, Guide Dogs Welcome,


Conference Facilities, Pre visit Available, Risk Assessment Available,


Cafe, Picnic Site, Shop, Toilets,






0117 922 3571

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is FREE to visit. Any group of 10 or more people must book in advance.

School workshops range from £3-£6 per child depending on length of session and resources required. Accompanying adults are free.  Most school workshops recommend a ratio of 1 adult for every 6 children.

See here for latest learning sessions and charges.


Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL

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