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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to compete for Museums at Night festival

Five artists, 18 venues, two weeks to vote… Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will compete against two other venues in a public vote to win a contemporary artist-led event in October’s Museums at Night festival. Museums at Night is the biannual a…

Figurehead from the ship Importer on display at M Shed

Back in 1980, the museum acquired a ship’s figurehead from the Bristol Shiplovers’ Society. At the time we couldn’t discover any more about it, but in the last year or so we’ve been able to piece together more of the story.

Coming up in 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, we look towards the New Year and the exhibitions coming up that will wow you in 2016.   Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 Until 10 April 2016 M Shed The world-renowned exhibition from the Natural History Museum re…

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery selected to host Masterpiece tour

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is delighted to have been selected to host Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 63 as part of the National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour. Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 63, a much-loved work from the Nation…

Flash Sale this Friday!

Bristol’s best loved cultural institutions are joining forces to kick off the busiest season of the year. For 24 hours from 10am on Friday 4 September, M Shed, Arnolfini, Watershed, RWA, Colston Hall, Bristol Old Vic, St Georges Bristol, Tobacco Fac…

An Oxonian Dodo in Bristol

We are delighted to announce that Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has been chosen as one of the venues to host the Dodo Roadshow. The Oxford University Museum of Natural History has been nominated as a Finalist in the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Y…

Banksy’s Grim Reaper goes on display at M Shed

Workers took to the ship and club venue Thekla in Bristol on Friday 8 August to cut out and remove the artist Banksy’s painting of the Grim Reaper just above the waterline on the steel hull.

Discover Bristol’s hidden treasures

From Saturday 4 April, The Red Lodge Museum and The Georgian House Museum will re-open for the spring and summer. Known as Bristol’s hidden treasures, these period houses tell the story of Bristol from the late 16th century to the late 18th century. The…