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Six picks from our shop for a memorable Mother’s Day

Treat your mum this mother’s day with a thoughtful gift that’ll last longer than flowers or chocolates. Stuck for ideas? We’ve put together our top six picks for the perfect gift. Available from our online shop, or pop into Bristol Museum & Ar…

Margaret Duncan’s diary: 7-15 February 1918

by Nicky Sugar, Archivist. In February 1918 Margaret Duncan, a Post Office clerk from Scotland, sailed to East Africa for a new job and new adventures. Her diary and photograph albums are now in the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection at Bris…

Evidence of Making

By Trevor Coombs, Documentation Assistant On January 9, 1961, the American artist Robert Morris entered his studio in New York and made a nine-and-three-quarter inch square box out of walnut wood. During the three and a half hours it took for him to cons…

Meet the ‘Pliosaurus!’ exhibition volunteer team

by Isla Gladstone, senior curator for Natural History It’s been a busy week for Doris the Pliosaurus as visitors have flocked to see her before our exhibition closes on 18 February. Alongside Doris, we’ve had some other stars of the show – a fanta…

Meet our volunteers

by Hudi Charin, participation volunteer If you have ever visited Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, you will be familiar with what some of our volunteers do. Many are involved with welcoming visitors and introducing them to what’s on. Here’s a chance to g…

Six thoughtful gift ideas for February

Roses are red, Violets are blue, A chocolate box is overrated, Bristol Museums Shop has the gift for you! Stuck for ideas this Valentine’s day? We’ve put together our top six picks for the perfect thoughtful gift. Available from our onlin…

Margaret Duncan’s diary: 2-3 February 1918

by Nicky Sugar, Archivist. In February 1918 Margaret Duncan, a Post Office clerk from Scotland, sailed to East Africa for a new job and new adventures. Her diary and photograph albums are now in the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection at Bris…

Ivan Haslam: An Indian in East Africa

by Pat Ellingham, Archives Volunteer I came across Ivan Haslam in October 2017 when I started to volunteer with the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection at Bristol Archives. My first task was to watch Haslam’s 12 home movies, and write an abs…

24 hour January culture flash sale!

Make 2018 your year of culture and grab a bargain in the Bristol and Bath culture flash sale from 10am on Thursday 18 January 2018. Search for #cultureflashsale on Twitter to see what’s up for grabs or visit the Visit Bristol blog for a def…

Six picks for January

by Lacey Trotman, Digital Apprentice The clock struck midnight and you told yourself ‘new year, new me’ right? Everyone loves enthusing about what amazing thing they’re going to do in the new year, be it large or small. Well we’re here to h…