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An exciting future for Bristol Old Vic and its archives

by Allie Dillon, Senior Archivist at Bristol Archives We’re delighted to be part of a project to transform Bristol Old Vic into a major heritage destination, thanks to a £2.4m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The investment is funding a r…

How do you care for an eight metre long pliosaur?

by Deborah Hutchinson, Geology curator Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is very lucky to care for two pliosaur specimens. One is a huge impressive skull on permanent display in the Sea Dragons Gallery. But our second pliosaur takes up a bit more room as …

Name our pliosaur!

The world’s only example of a new species of pliosaur (Pliosaurus carpenteri) will go on display at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery this June. The length of a bus with sharp teeth the size of bananas, four huge flippers and crushingly powerful jaws, th…

In search of sea monsters

Bonnie Griffin, Natural History Curator In 2017, for the first time ever, the museum is holding an exhibition focusing on our incredible Pliosaurus fossil, found in Westbury in 1994. This massive marine reptile was 8 meters long, had teeth the size of st…

24 Hour Flash Sale January 2017

Sale starts Thursday 18 January 2017 from 10am. Make 2017 your year of culture and grab a bargain in the Bristol and Bath January Flash Sale! Search for #flashtag on Twitter to see what venues are offering or go to their websites for further details and…

Coming up in 2017

Recently nominated the fourth best city to visit in the world in 2017 by Rough Guides, you should definitely be up to date with what’s hot in Bristol this year. There’s still plenty of time to see our current exhibitions: Warrior Treasures: Saxo…

Finding Lemur

by Michelle Cole, volunteer I’m lucky enough to be volunteering in the Biology Department of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery with Natural History Curator Bonnie Griffin, and I’ve already been part of an exciting discovery! Down in the depths of the sto…

A Pottery Plea

by Helen Brown, curator of applied art Fellow Bristolians! Did you attend school in Bristol during the 60s or 70s? If so, did you study art?   Here at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, we’re planning a special exhibition based around the potter…

A year for youth at Bristol Museums

Claire Simmons, Engagement Officer for Young People It is now exactly a year since I started my post developing a programme for young people aged 16-24 and it’s been a very exciting one! Here are a few of my highlights from the last year. Present Br…

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