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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…

Coming up in 2018

Happy New Year from everyone at Bristol Museums! Did you know? Visiting a museum reduces anxiety, reduces stress, makes you less lonely and has a greater impact on your well-being than playing a sport. Plus it’s warm and dry inside! And since Br…

Inspired by: Romance among the Angels

By Rhian Rowson, Natural Sciences Collection Officer. The third installment in our series of blogs inspired by images from the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, is from Rhian Rowson. She noticed a likeness between Andrey Na…

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…