Our first collections were brought together more than 200 years ago and we’ve been adding to them ever since.
From art to archaeology, history to industry, the natural and the wider world, they are amongst the UK’s finest with many recognised as nationally and internationally important. They can be seen on display across all our museums, in our stores or on our online collections search.
Here you can find out more about Bristol Museums’ collections – explore stories, read blog posts and see what’s on.
Visitors to Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be excited to see that our newly hung and interpreted gallery, Art in the Age of Enlightenment and the Birth of Romanticism has opened in Gallery 4 on the second floor.
On the afternoon of Christmas Eve 1914, Agatha Miller married Captain Archibald Christie in Bristol. Records of the ceremony, hastily arranged while Archie was on leave during the First World War, are now held at Bristol Archives.
We want to encourage people to discover historic Bristol through old postcards on the Know Your Place website. Would you like to use the postcards to tell your own stories – or could you volunteer for us?