Planning your school or group visit

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 Teachers’ dream!

Contact us to book your visit – simply fill in our enquiry form below. All group visits must be booked in advance (whether you’re coming on an independent visit or to a paid session).

If you are looking to book a group visit to Warrior Treasures: Saxon Gold from the Staffordshire Hoard please see the exhibition page for more information.

Getting here

Find information on how to get to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and coach drop-off points in our Getting here section.

Access

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.

Adult helpers

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 75p per pupil.

On arrival

Please report to the main Reception area. 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.

We encourage taking lots of photos but please don’t use a flash or tripod.

Cancellations

Should you need to cancel or make changes to a school booking please refer to our help page, under cancellations and refunds.

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Providing a range of dates will help us find a suitable workshop as they book up quickly
(Only available at M Shed and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Free use with booked workshops only, chargeable at 75p per child for independent visits)