Come and explore our amazing collections, displays and world-class exhibitions and events. Here’s some more information you might need to plan your visit.

You’ll find:

  • A café
  • Lockers, some large enough for standard size suitcases (£1 per use, non-refundable)
  • Toilets
  • A baby change and baby feeding room
  • A picnic room (available on weekends and outside of school term times)
  • A buggy park
  • You can pick up a key for Kings Weston Roman Villa during opening hours (£10 refundable deposit)


There is:

  • Level entry through electronic doors (to the left of the main entrance)
  • A platform lift into the museum from the main entrance
  • A passenger lift to all public areas except Sea Dragons, with spoken floor announcements and tactile buttons
  • Lift access to the basement area for pre-booked tours
  • Two adult-sized wheelchairs for loan
  • Induction loop at the Welcome Desk
  • Staff on all floors
  • Some seating – we can arrange more if you need it
  • Audio descriptions using DiscoveryPen devices in the Egyptian and Assyrian Galleries, and the French Art Gallery. Available from Reception
  • A wheelchair accessible toilet
  • Assistance dogs welcome

For a comprehensive access guide to the museum, please see the Disabled Go website.

Child visits

There’s certainly a lot to do here for younger visitors – you can find out more in our families section or by having a look at what’s on. Children under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 16 or over.

Café & Shop

Our cafe is located on the ground floor and offers a delicious range of fresh, Fairtrade and organic hot and cold food and drinks including a selection of homemade cakes, sandwiches and specials. Find our more about our cafe.

The Bristol Museum & Art Gallery shop stocks a wide selection of gifts including prints from our own collection, Bristol Blue Glass, jewellery, toys, books, postcards and much more.
You can also browse our products online.