21 October 2023—21 April 2024

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023

Returning to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery!

100 stunning photographs showcasing Earth’s extraordinary diversity and highlighting the fragility of wildlife on our planet.

Last chance! Late opening on Thursday 18 April: Explore the exhibition after-hours and enjoy a free glass of prosecco or a soft drink on arrival. The bar is open until 8pm and the museum closes at 8.30pm, plus you’ll get 10% off in the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery shop with every ticket.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is proud to host the 59th Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, meaning you can experience these incredible images alongside the museum’s fascinating natural science collections.

View the 100 winning photographs out of 49,957 entries into the competition by photographers of all ages and experience levels from 95 countries.

The exhibition features soundscapes, videos, expert insights and stunning photography that capture animal behaviour, spectacular species, and breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, established in 1965, is a globally renowned photography competition that highlights exceptional talent worldwide. With entries from over 90 countries, winning images are chosen for their creativity, originality and technical excellence by international experts.

With thanks

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London.

Sponsored by

Our Bristol exhibition sponsor is Evelyn Partners.

Our Bristol engagement sponsor is University of the West of England.

Image: © Max Waugh, Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Book tickets

Tickets and pricing

Full price (16+) – £10 weekdays, £11 weekends
Concessions – £7.50 weekdays, £7.50 weekends
Art Fund members – £6 weekdays, £6 weekends
Under 16s – Free

Ticket prices include a voluntary donation to Bristol Museums Development Trust.

Concessions available for people over 65, NHS staff, students and 16-24s (except Wednesdays – see below), unemployed people and disabled people. Carers go free.

Students and 16-24 year olds get 50% off a full price (16+) ticket on Wednesdays with a valid ID.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Last entry is one hour before closing.

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