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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery provides an elegant setting for entertaining on a grand or an intimate scale, in the heart of the city. The Wills and Winterstoke halls on the ground floor are the main spaces available for hire; along with the ground floor galleries, containing a range of temporary exhibitions and permanent displays.
We can offer your guests a unique experience, by tailoring a package to suit your individual event needs.
The impressive Winterstoke Hall creates an immediate impact on arrival and is the ideal setting to host a champagne reception or pre-dinner drinks. Guests can also enjoy a special private view of the Egypt gallery.
Reception capacity: 100
The Wills Hall provides a grand setting for drinks receptions, seated dinners or breakfasts, and for theatre style events. The high glass roof, arched balconies, grand staircase and marble floor make a magnificent backdrop for any event. It is a flexible space that can be used to host large or small events. The adjacent exhibition gallery offers your guests the opportunity to enjoy a private view of our exhibitions.
Reception capacity: 300
Dinner capacity: 120
Theatre capacity: 100
The museum has an exciting programme of temporary and touring exhibitions. These include fine art, installation and photography, all shown in this flexible gallery space.
This modern state of the art gallery showcases one of the best collections of Egyptian artefacts in the country, with interesting, attractive displays and interactive screens.
By day a bright and attractive café, that can be transformed by night into an intimate room for entertaining.
Reception capacity: 65
Dinner capacity: 4
Our expert staff share a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm about our collections and exhibitions. From fine art to local history, egyptology to archaeology, we can arrange informative and entertaining talks and tours for your guests on request.
The museum is an excellent venue to hold themed events. Why not draw inspiration from our varied collections and invite guests to step back in time and into the realms of imagination.
Milburns, our in house caterer provide a range of fine wines and a mouthwatering selection of dishes tailored to suit your needs and stylishly presented.
See our weddings at Blaise Castle House Museum page.
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It is possible to hire the Red Lodge for small drinks receptions and events. Please contact the Events Officer to discuss your event and requirements.
To book a museum for your event please contact the museum's Events Officer.
Tel: 0117 903 6173
The Bristol Collection
Part of the Bristol Collection