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Meteorites and extra-terrestrial goings on!

On the evening of 6th Nov 2014 the University of Bristol’s Tyndall Lecture Theatre played host to crashes, bangs and wallops from out of this world. Dr Robert Massey from the Royal Astronomical Society led a packed out auditorium for an evening of all t…

Explore Your Archive: Bristol in old postcards

We want to encourage people to discover historic Bristol through old postcards on the Know Your Place website. Would you like to use the postcards to tell your own stories – or could you volunteer for us?

Our museums, our voices

We’re one of nine museums across the country taking part in the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Our Museum programme. It asks how museums work in active partnership with their local communities through sustainably sharing decision-making, networks and skills.

Desert Island Doc: A very Bristolian bride

At Bristol Record Office, we’re often asked for evidence of the Bristol dialect amongst the archives, but this usually proves elusive.

Using drones within archaeology

Hi! I’m Sam and I work with the Archaeology collection. Recently I had the opportunity to observe an unmanned drone survey of the Iron Age Hill Fort on Clifton Down in Bristol.

Banksy’s Grim Reaper arrived from Thekla

Workers took to the ship and club venue Thekla in Bristol on Friday 8 August to cut out and remove the artist Banksy’s painting of the Grim Reaper just above the waterline on the steel hull.

Behind the scenes with Wallace & Gromit’s Creative Director

Wallace & Gromit (W&G) were created by Nick Park and have grown in popularity over 25 years. So much so that there is simply too much going on in the W&G world for Nick to keep on top of everything. That’s where I come in.

School’s out! Survive the summer with Bristol Museums

Worried about how you’re going to keep the family occupied this summer? Despair not! We have lots happening throughout the holidays to keep you all entertained, come rain or shine…

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