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…

What do you think of our new website?

Tell us what you think of our new website for the chance to win tickets to the Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board exhibition!

Making the archives greener

At Bristol Record Office we care for the city’s archives – over ten miles of shelving containing documents dating back as far as the 12th century – by carefully managing the storage conditions in our strongrooms.

From Stone Age to Iron Age

Can you describe the difference between Palaeolithic and Neolithic? Do you know your Bronze Age from your Iron Age? Well, you soon will if you teach in an English primary school.

Desert Island Doc: Not in my back yard!

Our staff and invited guests introduce their favourite documents from the Bristol Record Office collections. For this edition, Malcolm Boyns, Archivist has selected a petition to alter the place for public executions of criminals, 1773.