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Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol

BRISTOL MUSEUMS AND ART GALLERIES


EXPLORE THE MANY MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES IN BRISTOL

Home of Banksy’s street art, artistic gems and rich history, Bristol is proud of its passion for art, inviting visitors and locals on a tour of discovery. From international artists to local experiences, Radisson Blu Hotel, Bristol keeps you within walking distance of the best museums and art galleries the city has to offer.

What to see at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Established in 1823, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery's Baroque architecture provides a fitting setting for cutting-edge art and priceless artefacts. This family friendly museum also guarantees fun for kids with its collection of gemstones and UK-discovered dinosaur skeletons. Explore 19 galleries spread over 3 floors.
  • Ground floor: Discover Egyptian mummies, South West Wildlife, The Temporary Exhibition Gallery and much more
  • First Floor: Visit Alfred the Gorilla, the Gypsy Caravan and learn about dinosaurs, rocks and wildlife
  • Second floor: Explore the art galleries showcasing excellent craftmanship and pieces by Pissarro, Bellini and Renoir
  • Stop by the café and shop on the ground floor
 
Plan your visit:
  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a 20-minute up-hill walk from the hotel or 10 minutes with the #8 bus
  • Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00
Closed on Mondays (Except during Bristol school holidays: 10:00 – 17:00)
  • Admission is free
 

Discover the artistic gem, Spike Island

A visit to Spike Island guarantees an immersive experience as it encourages audiences to participate and discuss. This international centre is housed in a former tea-packing factory and focuses on the development of contemporary art and design.
  • See the artists and designers at work and engage in creative practices
  • Offers a year-round programme of public exhibitions
  • Stop by the delicious café full of organic and locally sources produce
Plan your visit:

Spike Island is a 20-minute walk from the hotel
  • Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 12:00 – 17:00
  • Admission is free
 

Experience Bristol’s arts house, Arnolfini Bristol

Founded in 1961, Arnolfini Bristol is an international arts centre and gallery, as well as a powerhouse committed to a dynamic civic role in the city. Previous exhibitions have included works by Richard Long, Rachel Whiteread and Sir Paul McCartney.
  • Explore three floors of galleries full of contemporary art exhibitions
  • Catch one of the many book readings, talks, lectures or music and dance events
  • Stop by the art bookshop for an outstanding selection of coffee table books
  • Grab bite and a drink at the Arnolfini Café Bar managed by the independent brewery Bristol Beer Factory

Plan your visit:

Arnolfini Bristol is a 5-minute walk from the hotel
  • Opening hours:
The upper floors and galleries are currently only open for special events.

The Front Room:

Monday – Friday:          09:00 – 18:00
Weekends:                   10:00 – 18:00

The Bookshop:

Tuesday – Sunday:        11:00 – 18:00

Arnolfini Café Bar:

Monday:                       09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday – Thursday:     09:00 – 22:00
Friday:                          09:00 – 23:00
Saturday:                      10:00 – 23:00
Sunday:                        10:00 – 18:00
  • Admission is free
 

Take the Banksy Walking Tours

Stroll the streets of Bristol and discover the many murals by the famous and elusive Banksy scattered around the city. Along the way, you will also come across other great pieces of street art so be sure to set aside a couple of hours for your tour. The Banksy & Historical Harbour Walking Tour takes you through Banksy’s Bristolian street art