Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is located on Queens Road, which is situated at the top of Bristol’s famous Park Street – you cannot miss the iconic Wills Memorial Building standing proudly on the right hand side as you travel up the hill. Bus numbers 8 and 9 depart directly from Bristol Temple Meads Railway station every 15 minutes. A great day out is available for just £4.00 with First Bus day rider ticket at just £4.00. This can be used all day within the zone.
Once inside the museum, there is a spacious and welcoming entrance hall where you can view the piece created by Bristol’s own Banksy. There is a super little café, a shop and a lift to all levels. The museum is free, and is ideal for all the family. So what’s inside? Mummies, minerals, wildlife and wetlands, art, silver, ceramics and dinosaurs, fossils, birds, the Bristol Boxkite, and SO much more.
It’s a really good museum with lots to do and see. As I passed by a mother and daughter, I overheard a great conversation! “That’s a stork dear” said mother to child. “Oh, no its not!” She corrected herself upon reading the label. “It’s a heron.” Bending down to her daughter she whispered; “Those are the tall birds that steal grandma’s fish from her pond.” Her daughter replied, “But Grandma’s bird is plastic mummy – does that eat her fish too!” As I said, great for families!