The best museums in Bristol in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Bristol, England, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Bristol, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Bristol.

These are the best museums in Bristol:

  1. Brunel's SS Great Britain1

    Brunel's SS Great Britain

    Bristol
    Brunel's ss Great Britain is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to: trade and commerce, land transport, science and technology, maritime, industry and social history.
  2. At-Bristol2

    At-Bristol

    Bristol
    At-Bristol is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to: natural sciences and science and technology. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: visit our website www.at-bristol.org.uk for details of our temporary exhibitions and special events., your amazing brain, sc
  3. Bristol Museum and Art Gallery3

    Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

    Bristol
    Bristol Museum and Art Gallery features exhibits related to: fine art, costume and textiles, coins and medals, decorative and applied art, aviation, photography, science and technology, natural sciences, archaeology and religion. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: old masters, fr
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  5. M Shed4

    M Shed

    Bristol
  6. Avon Valley Railway5

    Avon Valley Railway

    Bristol
  7. New Room - John Wesley's Chapel6

    New Room - John Wesley's Chapel

    Bristol
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  9. The Georgian House Museum7

    The Georgian House Museum

    Bristol
    The Georgian House Museum is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art and Social History. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include Designated Collection.
  10. Matthew of Bristol8

    Matthew of Bristol

    Bristol
    Matthew of Bristol is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to: maritime.
  11. The Red Lodge Museum9

    The Red Lodge Museum

    Bristol
    The Red Lodge Museum is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to: social history, decorative and applied art and fine art. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: designated collection.
  12. Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre10

    Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre

    Bristol
    Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to: architecture, design, science and technology, social history, archives and inland waterways.
  13. Blaise Castle House Museum11

    Blaise Castle House Museum

    Bristol
    Blaise Castle House Museum is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to Social History, Costume and Textiles and Toys and Hobbies. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include Designated Collection, domestic interiors, costume and toys.
  14. University of Bristol Botanic Garden12

    University of Bristol Botanic Garden

    Stoke Bishop
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  16. Glenside Hospital Museum13

    Glenside Hospital Museum

    Bristol
    Glenside Hospital Museum, Bristol has a nationally significant, unique collection relating to exhibits relating to health care, mental illness and learning difficulties. It provides a unique opportunity for visitors to explore the subject of well-being through the prism of history. Exhibits include
  17. Clifton Rocks Railway14

    Clifton Rocks Railway

    Bristol
    Clifton Rocks Railway is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to Weapons and War and Land Transport.
  18. Underfall Boatyard15

    Underfall Boatyard

    Bristol
    Underfall Boatyard is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to: maritime.
  19. CREATE16

    CREATE

    Bristol
    CREATE is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to: inland waterways and natural sciences.
  20. Clifton Observatory17

    Clifton Observatory

    Bristol
    The tower at Clifton Observatory is home to our museum. From the Iron Age, when a Celtic fort that sat atop the hill, to the early 19th century when the Bristol School of artists used the site to observe and depict the landscape, the museum details the Clifton Observatory’s rich and unique history.
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    The Architecture Centre

    Bristol
    The Architecture Centre is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to: design and architecture.
  22. 19

    Museum at Müller House

    Bristol
    Museum at Müller House is a museum in Bristol. The museum features exhibits related to: archives and social history.
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    Geology Collection, University of Bristol

    Bristol
    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 the public displays or book an appointment to access the c

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