This designated museum holds significant collections of international importance.

The neoclassical building was designed by Sir Charles Robert Cockerell in 1823, and was later used as the Freemasons Hall. In 1899 it became an art gallery for the city.


Permanent collection

The superb permanent collections hold Old Master paintings, British art (including work by Bristol School artists), Eastern art, ceramics, silverware and glassware, Egyptian mummies and Assyrian reliefs, archaeological artefacts and natural history exhibits. There is also a freshwater aquarium.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road, Bristol, Greater Bristol, BS8 1RL

0117 922 3571

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Opening times

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm.

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays.

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Free to all

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