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Alternative ways to view our historic house museums

By Lacey Trotman, Digital Apprentice Our three historic house museums: Blaise Castle, Red Lodge and the Georgian House will soon be closing for the winter but fear not, we have a way you can still enjoy them. Thanks to the very cool people at Google (a…

Discover St Paul’s Black History in a storymap and walks

by Tanja Aminata Bah, MA curator-in-training at M Shed, Social History team Always wanted to find out more about your local area? Ever wondered where the Bamboo Club was or where the St Paul’s riots started? St Paul’s is full of exciting stories wai…

Christmas gift guide

It’s that time of year again, the most wonderful time of the year! We know it’s cheesy but nothing beats that warm, fuzzy feeling Christmas brings. We’ve devised an ultimate gift guide to our online shop so you can spend less time stressing about p…

Hallo from Germany: an archival exchange

Archivist Graham Tratt has spent the last three weeks representing Bristol Archives in Bristol’s twin city of Hannover, Germany. My visit has been the second half of a professional exchange between Bristol Archives and the Stadtarchiv Hannover. Dr Christ…

Bristol named Museum Destination of the Year 2018

Bristol has been named Museum Destination of the Year 2018 in the Luxury Travel Guide Awards! The awards showcase the globe’s finest cities, attractions and destinations and the judging team recognised Bristol as a city that shows pride in its her…

Settling in at Bristol Archives

Searchroom Officer Dan Jones joined the team at Bristol Archives in January. Here he talks about his role in running the public searchroom. It’s now been ten months since I started work at Bristol Archives. While I’m very much part of the team by now, I s…

Imaging Imperialism

By Nicky Sugar, Archivist “We are focussing on audio-visual archives because time is running out to save them.” Friday 27 October was World Audio-Visual Heritage Day and the Association of Commonwealth Archivists and Records Managers marked the day with a…

Dolls made by a freed (manumitted) woman in Grenada

by Sue Giles, senior curator for World Cultures In 2012, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Bristol Archives took on the collections of the British Empire & Commonwealth Museum (BECM). There are some real gems in the collection, and we are slow…

Terrific Takeover Day

By Mitchell, Ruby and Taylor, students at Victoria Park Primary School. Hello, we are here from Victoria Park Primary School to take over Bristol Museum for the day! It is part of the nationwide Kids in Museums, Takeover Day – a celebration of y…

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