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Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery
Country: UKAddress: Park Street Bristol, Avon BS1
Website: www.bristol.gov.uk/museums Uploaded artworks: 3 Uploaded artist: 3
Bristol's major museum and art gallery houses an outstanding and diverse range of objects, from sea dinosaurs to magnificent art. A visit to the region's largest museum and art gallery is guaranteed to inspire you!
The City Museum & Art Gallery is situated in an Edwardian Baroque building in Queen's Road, next to the Wills University building. Inside you will see collections of regional, national and international importance. It is one of the few Museums to have been awarded Designated status by the Government - the mark of an outstanding museum.
Once inside there is a choice of galleries situated upstairs full of artworks:Old Masters, French School, British Collection, Modern Art and the Bristol School.
Alongside in the adjoining galleries, the decorative arts collections can be found: Eastern Art, Ceramics, Silverware and Glassware.
On the lower floors - a fine collection of glittering minerals, ancient fossils and a large archaeology gallery showing the South West's geographic formation. Close by is the World Wildlife Gallery containing many examples of endangered or extinct animals, including the much-loved Alfred the Gorilla.
The popular Egyptology gallery contains real mummies besides other items and situated next door is the hugely impressive wall decoration made over 3,000 years ago - the Assyrian Reliefs.
A natural history gallery contains examples of aquatic habitats in the south west of England and an interactive map of local wildlife sites and a freshwater aquarium containing fish typical of the region.
Throughout the Museum and Art Gallery material from other countries can be seen, including pottery and clothing.
A changing and dynamic temporary exhibition programme complements the Museum's vast and assorted permanent collections, and the City Museum & Art Gallery organises an engaging public events programme which includes workshops, children's holiday activities, family Sunday Fundays, walks, arts and crafts sessions and lectures.
The Museum Shop - for a reminder of your visit, the Museum shop contains award-winning merchandise, including reproduction prints from the Art Gallery's collections, greetings cards, a wide range of books for all ages and interests, unusual gifts and Bristol-branded gifts to name just a few. To view the stock and for more information, visit the Museum Shop web page.
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