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December 2016: What’s new at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery?

by Julia Carver, Modern and Contemporary art curator We’re very excited to announce new work on display in the modern and contemporary gallery at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery – just in time for Christmas! Damien Hirst A private col…

The Red Lodge Well

In 2010, workmen in a downstairs room of the Red Lodge Museum discovered a well that was covered over by a brick capping. It was so well hidden that nobody had known of its existence. The Red Lodge well was probably dug at the same time as the hou…

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…