Plan your visit

Blaise Museum has reopened!

We recommend booking your visit in advance to speed up your entry into the museum. It also helps us to manage numbers inside the building.

While Government restrictions have eased in England, the case rate in Bristol is high. We’re asking all our visitors to practice social distancing and wear a face covering to keep everyone safe. Please do not visit if you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms.

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back.

Have a question about your visit? See our frequently asked questions below.

FAQs

How do I book a time slot? 

The easiest way to book a visit is online.

There is no booking fee. Entry remains free – although donations are always welcome! 

We release new time slots on a weekly basis. This helps us to manage cancellations and respond to any changes in Government regulations. 

After booking, you will receive an email confirmation that you will need to show us when you arrive. You don’t need to print it – just show it to us on your mobile phone.

In line with government guidance, the personal details you provide upon booking may be used to support the NHS Test and Trace process to control the spread of coronavirus. This data will be held by us for 21 days and then deleted.

What if I have to cancel / alter my booking?

You will find a link within your confirmation email to cancel or amend your booking.

Do I have to wear a face covering?

While Government restrictions may have eased, we’re still asking visitors to wear a face covering. Our staff will be wearing face coverings or standing behind screens to protect you.

You do not need to wear a face covering if you are exempt.

Can I book a group visit or a school visit?

The maximum number of tickets you can book is ten. 

We are now taking bookings for school or education visits from September. Find out more and book a school visit.

If you’re a group organiser and would like to receive details of when you can visit, contact [email protected].

Can I bring my dog inside?

We love dogs! But unfortunately, we can only allow assistance dogs inside Blaise Museum.

Are you accepting cash payments?

Yes but contactless payments are preferred.

Can I just use the toilets / cafe / shop?

Yes but you still need to pre-book a time slot.

Why are some of the windows still boarded up?

Because pipistrelle and serotine bats are roosting here!

Bats are highly protected so we are leaving the boards in place to maintain their chosen habitat. Please do not bang on the shutters or boards as this will scare them. They need a good day’s sleep!