Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery Museums
Queens Road, Clifton
Bristol's major museum and art gallery houses an outstanding and diverse range of objects, from sea dinosaurs to magnificent art. A visit to the region's largest museum and art gallery is guaranteed to inspire you!
The City Museum & Art Gallery is situated in an Edwardian Baroque building in Queen's Road, next to the Wills University building. Inside you will see collections of regional, national and international importance. It is one of the few Museums to have been awarded Designated status by the Government - the mark of an outstanding museum.
longside in the adjoining galleries, the decorative arts collections can be found: Eastern Art, Ceramics, Silverware and Glassware.
On the lower floors - a fine collection of glittering minerals, ancient fossils and a large archaeology gallery showing the South West's geographic formation. Close by is the World Wildlife Gallery containing many examples of endangered or extinct animals, including the much-loved Alfred the Gorilla.
The popular Egyptology gallery contains real mummies besides other items and situated next door is the hugely impressive wall decoration made over 3,000 years ago - the Assyrian Reliefs.
Take a break between galleries and stop off at the Edwardian-style cafe. Situated in the rear hall it serves speciality teas, coffees, homemade soup, pastries and snacks. Fully licensed it has a special menu for children, and is open daily 10. 30am - 4. 30pm. .
AddressQueens Road, Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS8 1RL
Opening times10am - 5pm
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