Bristol Museum & Art Gallery tells the story of our world in every display, from the beginning of time to the present day. Nineteen galleries over three floors reveal fascinating cultures, ancient civilisations, human invention and creativity, as well as showcasing our beautiful and fragile natural world. With thousands of amazing objects on display, including local glassware, Chinese ceramics and art, one visit just isn’t enough! It is worth noting that this museum takes a very honest and hard look at England’s involvement with the transatlantic slave trade and everyone should take visiting as an opportunity to learn about that too.
This museum opened in 2011 on the site of the former Bristol Industrial Museum. It has exhibitions that allow you to discover how Bristol prepared for and was effected by the second World War, you can go on in and meet the Thecodontosaurus (our very own dinosaur) and, in true Bristolian fashion, listen about the maritime adventures of the past, maybe even finding some treasure yourself. There are also lots of industrial exhibits, including a range of cranes and boats that were park of Bristol’s dock for many years.