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Could you be a Pliosaurus volunteer?

Bristol Museums has a proud history of community engagement and a big part of this comes from our wide range of volunteering opportunities. Volunteers regularly get involved across all our sites and play a vital role in caring for our vast coll…

Munch, munch, she ate her lunch: a child’s view of Pliosaurus

by Finn White, Engagement Officer – Communities. In March 2017, children from 3 schools were invited to take part in a competition to design and write a poem inspired by Doris, our soon-to-be resident Pliosaurus. In order to spark their imaginat…

Adela Breton: Your last chance to see her work

by Sue Giles, Senior Curator of World Cultures The Adela Breton collection is one of the treasures of the museum’s collections. Why are copies of old wall paintings on what looks like lining paper so interesting and important? That question takes a wh…

This year’s best Wildlife Photographer of the Year captions

In this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition we asked you to write a caption to make us laugh for two images – Eviction Attempt by Ganesh H. Shankar and I Spy with my Raven Eye by José Juan Hernández Martínez. We had hundreds of entries a…

Giving the Red Lodge a spruce!

by Helen Cobby, volunteer After its annual winter closure, The Red Lodge Museum opened again on Saturday 1 April  2017. Built in approximately 1579-80, it was a lodge for the merchant Sir John Younge’s Great House, which occupied the site of the pre…

Suitcase Stories – leaving home

What would you choose to take with you if you only had 24 hours to pack and leave your home forever? Would you take photos and objects to remind you of your past life or something that would be useful when you reach your destination? How would you be fee…

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…

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