Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has 20 galleries over three floors with a diverse range of objects. Discover world-class collections from dinosaurs and gems to magnificent fine art and Egyptian artefacts. A Teacher’s dream!
Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, we are not taking any bookings for school and group visits in 2020. Instead, we are offering an online programme of webinars, assemblies and professional development for teachers. Details of our next webinars can be found here.
Contact us to book your visit – simply fill in our enquiry form below. All group visits of 10+ people must be booked in advance. This applies to both independent visits and paid or facilitated sessions.
Find information on how to get to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and coach drop-off points in our Getting here section.
There is level access from the main entrance in Queens Road, with a lift to the ground floor of the museum. Once inside we have lifts to all floors.
All toilets, including an accessible toilet, are on the ground floor either side of the main staircase.
There is a Loop system at Reception. You can find out more about accessibility in our Facilities section.
Please bring at least one adult for every six Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils or one adult for every 15 Key Stage 3 pupils. Pupils should be supervised at all times throughout your visit including visits to the toilet.
Eating at the museum
The only space in the museum where groups can eat and drink is in our lunch room on the first floor. There’s room for one group of up to 40 children and adults at a time. Free use is included if you’ve booked a museum-led session on your visit. If you’re making an independent visit, contact us to book this space (subject to availability) for only £1 per pupil.
Our Visitor Services staff will show you where you can leave coats and bags. If you’ve booked one of our sessions, a Museum Educator will meet you.
You are welcome to take photographs. We’d love you to share pictures of your school trip with us on social media.
Should you need to cancel or make changes to a school booking please refer to our help page, under cancellations and refunds.