Flora, fauna, fossils, photography, famous art and a stuffed gorilla – all under one roof
Trying to list the attractions at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery makes you sound like a carnival showman. Egyptian and Ancient Assyrian artefacts! Geology, diamonds and fossils! Alfred, the stuffed gorilla! Contemporary ceramics and glassware! Not to mention the balcony gallery and an art collection ranging from Pissarro to the Old Dutch and Italian Masters.
Stepping into the high atrium, and seeing the Bristol Boxkite suspended above your head in flight, will give you a feeling of childish excitement. Think the Natural History Museum, but with added Victorian and Edwardian paintings.
Changing shows are just as bogglingly miscellaneous as the permanent collection, whether it’s early work by Turner, contemporary Chinese porcelain, or the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Luckily, they’re heavily subsidised so you can see them all, and entrance to the rest of the museum is free. The café usually does a good quiche, too, which is all the encouragement anyone should need.
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