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“Turner Exhibition”

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Ranked #11 of 193 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Explore our free collections of art, nature and history on display in this beautiful building. Find out about the last billion years of earth's history, explore the region's natural wonders and discover more about peoples' lives, past and present.
Brixham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Turner Exhibition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Well presented art exhibition in a very attractive building.
We also visited the M-Shed in Bristol City Docks.
Both FREE entry.

Visited May 2014
Thank Tate-Stevens
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Brilliant day out, and free!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We come here a lot. It's free, and there's something for everyone. My 7 year old loves the Ancient Egypt display as she studied it in school, and the play area, dinosaurs, the shop, the jewels (as she calls them) and the exhibitions, whereas my 2 year old loves all the stairs, corridors, wild animals (albeit stuffed ones), play area, and not to mention the statues with their cheeky bottoms out!
My only complaint with the entire place would be wheelchair or buggy/pram access. There is a way in from the pavement that avoids steps but that takes you to a lobby. To get into the museum you have access to a lift, but it's terrible. And the hassle of using it means that most people carry prams up the stairs, but of course you can't do that with wheelchairs. However, you may be more patient than me and happy to stand with your finger on a stiff, painful button whilst the lift veeeeery slowly goes up. Assuming both top and bottom doors had been closed properly and the lift will actually move.
HOWEVER, please don't let this deter you, as I said we go here a lot.
There is baby changing.
Lovely cafe with lots of seating some of which is next to the childrens play corner.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Kate S
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting free museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

As I live in Bristol I have visited the museum many times before. Although some of the exhibits seem to have been there forever and are looking a little tired there are always new exhibitions and events to see. I went today specifically to see the Turner exhibition and the Banksy. It is an interesting free museum with a good cafe and pleasant staff

Visited June 2014
Thank Mary M
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Wiltshire, UK
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71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“A great museum to visit with small children”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

This is our first visit and we are pleasantly surprised how much their was to see. My 4 year old asked a member of staff where the dinosaur was and they told her all about the bristol dinosaur and took us to it which was a lovely touch. The Egyptian exhibition was also interesting and informative. They have a small interactive area for children to play in with puppets and dressing up which was excellent. The cafe had a great selection of fresh hot and cold food and was reasonably priced for an attraction. We will be going back.

Visited May 2014
Thank 01Ams
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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Another enjoyable interesting location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Wonderful couple of hours taking in the history of Bristol not too much of an art lover but the rest was and is so very interesting

Visited May 2014
Thank Mad M
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