The museums remain closed while we work to ensure that they are safe for visitors, volunteers and staff. M Shed cafe is open Thu-Sun, 12pm-9pm. The rest of M Shed remains closed. You can still shop online. We will share opening dates as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.
In the meantime, we’d really appreciate your feedback on our plans. Please take a moment to complete our reopening survey. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
We have veiled Alfred the Gorilla and 31 other animals in our World Wildlife gallery so we can begin to comprehend a world without these extraordinary creatures. All 32 animals are threatened with high to extreme risk of extinction.
Working with curator Rhian Rowson, Bristol University researcher Rachel Murray spent time in the natural history store at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Here she uncovers some of the stories behind the collection…
Whilst rummaging through the natural history stores hidden below Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, we came across a lion skull from the research collection which had an interesting old label, handwritten in copperplate script.