Museums and galleries

Museums and galleries

Opening times and visitor information for our museums in Bristol.

Museums are reopening:

  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed and Bristol Archives are now open.

Pre-booking your museum visit is recommended.

Visits to Bristol Archives must be booked in advance. 

For more information and to book tickets visit the Bristol Museums website

All of these museums are free to enter. You may need to pay to visit some exhibitions.

You can see opening times and what’s on at our Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives website or on each museum’s page:

  • Blaise Castle House Museum

    See what people wore and the toys children played with at this historic house and gardens.

  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

    Visit this beautiful building with three floors of art, nature and history collections.

  • Bristol Archives

    Explore ten centuries of Bristol’s history, and the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection, through historic records, photographs and film.

  • The Georgian House Museum

    Discover what a Bristol sugar plantation and slave owner’s home might have looked like around 1790.

  • Kings Weston Roman Villa

    Explore where Romans used to live and see a Roman bath suite and mosaic floors.

  • M Shed

    Find out the story of Bristol’s people and places from prehistoric times to the present day.

  • The Red Lodge Museum

    Visit three of the oldest rooms in Bristol and the last complete Elizabethan room in the UK.