Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
West Lodge, Bath Road
Bristol BS4 3EW
Arnos Vale Cemetery is one of the earliest and most important working Victorian cemeteries in the UK.
Blaise Castle House Museum
Henbury Road, Henbury
Bristol BS10 7QS
The museum is situated in an 18th century house and holds most of the museums Service's 30,000 social history collection. Blaise has famous connections - it was immortalised by Jane Austen who described it as 'the finest place in England' in her book Northanger Abbey. The museum contains exhibits of everyday life from centuries past including an impressive domestic equipment gallery, a Victorian toy room including the museum's popular model train collection, old period costumes, other items of everyday life and a beautiful picture gallery.
Bristol Aero Collection Trust
PO BOX 77
Bristol BS34 7QH
The Bristol Aerospace Centre is a new heritage museum and learning centre being planned for Filton, to the north of Bristol. It tells the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. Collections: Aircraft, guided missiles, spacecraft and aero engines produced by the Bristol Aeroplane Company and its successors centred on the Filton works north of Bristol. Also some products of the related Bristol Tram and Carriage Co.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Bristol BS8 1RL
Bristol's premier museum and art gallery houses important collections of minerals and fossils, natural history, eastern art, world wildlife, Egyptology, archaeology and fine and applied art. Among the applied art collections with a strong Bristol connection are important collections of delftware and glass.
Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queen's Road
Bristol BS8 1RL
Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives is the main museum and archives service for the city. It comprises several sites including Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed, Blaise Castle House Museum, The Red Lodge Museum, The Georgian House Museum, Bristol Records Office and Archives.
Brunel's ss Great Britain
Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road
Bristol BS1 6TY
The brainchild of our most famous Bristolian, Isambard Kingdom Brunel; this iconic steam ship is the heart of a multi-award winning visitor attraction. Rescued from rust and wreckage in 1970, and since lovingly restored to her Victorian hey-day, a visit to the ss Great Britain allows you to step back in time and explore true stories from the opulent First-Class to the cramped and quarrelsome Steerage.
Geology Collection, University of Bristol
University of Bristol, School of Earth Sciences, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road
Bristol BS8 1RJ
The Geology Collection at the University of Bristol safeguards a diverse range of over 100,000 geological specimens, maps and archival documents in support of the wider scholarly community and the general public. Visitors are welcome to view our public displays or book an appointment to access the collection.
Glenside Hospital Museum
Glenside Museum, University of the West of England Glenside Campus, Stapleton
Bristol BS16 1DD
A collection on the history of Bristol Psychiatric hospitals and Learning Disability hospitals. Dr Donal Early was the main founder of the museum and was a consultant psychiatrist at Glenside from the 1950s. He and his volunteers collected memorabilia and stored them on the balcony of the dining hall of Glenside. Collections: Highlights include an array of medications and remedies, drawings by patient Denis Reed, a fully operational church organ, ECT machines, padded cell, straight jacket, mortuary equipment, ophthalmic instruments, an undercarriage door of a Messerschmitt Bomber from WW2, and dioramas of an everyday ward, operating theatre, and GP's surgery.
Kingswood Heritage Museum
Windmill Tower building, Tower Lane
Warmley BS30 8XT
Interpretation of the Champion site at Warmley. Displays on local industries and religious history.
Bristol BS1 4RN
M Shed is an exciting and innovative new museum for Bristol that tells the story of our city. Located on the historic dockside, Bristol's flagship museum has been designed to retain the character of the former 1950s transit shed.
c/o The George M
Bristol BS6 6DA
Our museum contains photographs and artefacts from the 'Homes' (both the Ashley Down homes and later 'scattered' homes), as well as papers and personal effects which belonged to George M??ller. The Trust is also home to archives of the original homes and records of all the orphans - over 17,000 of them. These can be viewed by arrangement by contacting the Trust office. We regularly receive visitors by appointment from around the world as well as from local groups and schools around Bristol.
New Room - John Wesley's Chapel
36 The Horsefair
Bristol BS1 3JE
The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement. It was built and used by John Wesley and the early Methodists as a meeting and preaching place and the centre for helping and educating the needy members of the community. The chapel itself is on the ground floor (where there is also a shop) and is accessible from either the Broadmead or Horsefair courtyards. Upstairs, are the Preachers' Rooms where the MLA accredited museum is located.
University of Bristol Theatre Collection
University of Bristol Theatre Collection, Department of Drama, Cantocks Close
Bristol BS8 1UP
The Theatre Collection is an accredited museum and one of the world's largest archives of British theatre and Live Art. Founded in 1951 to serve the newly formed Drama Department (the first in any UK university), we are now an internationally renowned research facility open to all. Our collections cover all aspects of theatre history to the present day and our visitors include everyone from international scholars to family historians. Collections: The Theatre Collection covers the period 1572 to the 21st century. The collections encompassa wide range of formats including documents, photographs, artwork, artefacts, costumes, audio-visual and digital media.