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What the Youth Panel have been up to…

The Bristol Museums Youth Panel met for the first time this month. Here’s what they’ve been up to… Youth Panel introductory meeting by Sam Napthine On Wednesday 1 March the first ever Bristol Museums Youth Panel met for an …

Shine at M Shed: Museums as medicine

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities Shine at M Shed is an arts course aimed at people with low level mental health issues (e.g. depression or anxiety) that has been boosting wellbeing since February 2016. It is a part of a natio…

Clifton High School partners with Bristol Museums

Guest blog by Clifton High School Clifton High School is delighted to announce a new partnership with Bristol Museums. We are pleased to be a major sponsor of the upcoming exhibition, Pliosaurus! Face to face with a Jurassic beast, together with sponso…

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…

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