Bristol Museum & Art Gallery:
Explore world-class collections of art, natural history, archaeology and geology at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. 19 galleries are housed over three floors in a beautiful Edwardian building on Queens Road. With thousands of fascinating items on display you could while away a whole day here. Entry is free, although donations are welcome.
Time slots are available every 30 minutes during the day. Last entry into the museum is 4pm. Bristol Museum & Art Gallery closes at 5pm. Time slots are available two weeks in advance. New time slots are released every Monday.
M Shed tells the story of over 2,000 years of Bristol’s fascinating history through film, photographs and artefacts. There are three main galleries to explore: Bristol Places, Bristol People and Bristol Life, each telling a story of the city, and containing a mixture of media. Discover the city’s trading past and its involvement in the transatlantic slave trade, learn more about the city’s war-time experiences and industrial past as well as discovering the many artists, music, and technology that originate in Bristol. Entry to M Shed is free.
Aerospace Bristol offers a fascinating day out for all the family. Discover more than 100 years of Bristol’s incredible aviation history through hundreds of exhibits on display including small model aircrafts, rockets and missiles. The highlight of most trips to Aerospace Bristol is the Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: the last of the iconic supersonic passenger jets to be built and the last to fly. Visitors have the opportunity to step abord the world’s fastest passenger and check out the cockpit and passenger cabins for themselves.
Aerospace Bristol is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Tickets cost £9.50 for children (aged 4-17) and £17.00 for adults. Children under 4 visit for free.
Brunel's SS Great Britain:
SS Great Britain is a fascinating museum ship and former passenger steamship located at Great Western Dockyard. Brunel's SS Great Britain is one of the most important historic ships in the world and in 1970 was rescued from rust and ruin, and lovingly restored to her Victorian hey-day.
Step back in time and hear true stories from all areas of the ship including the luxurious first-class to the crowded Steerage cabins.
Tickets cost £10 for children (aged 5-16) and £18.00 for adults. Children 4 years old and under visit for free. Please visit the SS Great Britain website for opening times.