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Re-opening news!

We’re thrilled to announce that M Shed, Bristol Archives and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will soon be re-opening. We can’t wait to see you! M Shed and Bristol Archives will reopen on Tuesday 8 September. Bristol Museum & Art Gal…

Call out to artists: Black Lives Matter art commission

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is seeking a new work of art that responds to the Black Lives Matter movement. To support the process of decolonising the museum, we are working to make our collection more representative of the diverse cultures in Bristo…

Call out: Mini commissions for digital content for families

by Julia Thomson-Smith, families engagement officer We are looking for artists, designers and creative practitioners to produce some digital content to get families engaging with their well-being. If this sounds like something you could do, read on! Bac…

In support of Black Lives Matter

by Zak Mensah, Head of Transformation on behalf of Culture & Creative Industries M Shed, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol Archives, Blaise Museum, Georgian House Museum, and Red Lodge Museum are all part of Bristol City Council. Bristol Ci…

A dose of culture from home

As you may know by now, we have closed all of our museums to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the meantime, we are doing all we can to make Bristol’s museum collections available online for our audiences at home and around the world. We’ll b…

Returning the Cree coat

by Lisa Graves, curator of World Cultures In March 2019 a letter was received from Aanischaaukamikw, the Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) in what is now known as Quebec, officially requesting the transfer of this coat to their guardianship. In January 20…

Coming up in 2020

Happy New Year – and happy new decade – from everyone at Bristol Museums! Have a look at what’s coming up in 2020 and start planning your next museum trip. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon. Continuing this year… Do you be…

Giving Tuesday

by Daniel Wide, Development Officer Did you know that we have a charity? Bristol Museums Development Trust is an independent charity that raises funds for our museums and archives. These funds are used to conserve our collections and historic buil…

The 24 hour September culture flash sale!

Thumbs at the ready – because the Bristol and Bath culture flash sale is back! Save money on thousands of discounted tickets and offers in the 24-hour sale from 10am on Thursday 5 September. From music, theatre, art and museum exhibitions to bo…

Repatriating the remains of Tongva ancestors

By Lisa Graves, World Cultures curator. On 28 March Bristol Museum & Art Gallery officially returned the prehistoric remains and grave goods of individuals from the Tongva people to representatives of their descendants. The small handover ceremony at…