From Black history to Banksy, explore stories about Bristol and the world through the city’s objects, art and people.
Explore our collections
Our first collections were brought together more than 200 years ago and we’ve been adding ot them ever since. From art to archaeology, history to industry, the natural and wider world, they are amongst the UK’s finest.
In 2012, the collections of the former British Empire and Commonwealth Museum were transferred to the care of Bristol Museums. Since then, we’ve been working to photograph and digitise the vast collection.
Explore our extensive museum collections
Browse our nationally and internationally important collections.
Search the collections at Bristol Archives
Discover the archives of the city of Bristol and surrounding areas.
Never miss an exhibition again! Catch up on past exhibitions and displays at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed.