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Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

5-7 Welsh Back, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (1,074 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is steps away from St Nicholas Market and Bristol Theatre Royal. St. Peters Church and Queen Square are also ...

£58

£58
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (161 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Colston Hall, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre, and St. Peters Church. The Galleries ...

£99

£99
Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

53-55 Corn St, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (121 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas Market, St. Peters Church, and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. Broadmead ...

£98

£98
Novotel Bristol Centre

Novotel Bristol Centre

Victoria Street, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
4.2 out of 5 (1,112 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Mary Redcliffe Church, St. Peters Church and Queen Square. Bristol Theatre ...

£46

£46
Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel and Spa

Redcliffe Hill, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (1,004 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Mary Redcliffe Church, Queen Square, and Bristol Theatre Royal. Bristol ...

£60

£60
Beech House

Beech House

6 Saint Paul's Road, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Bristol, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of BBC Bristol, Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and University of Bristol. Cabot Tower and ...

£75

£75
The Bristol Hotel

The Bristol Hotel

Prince Street, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 20 hours ago
2 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (1,269 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Square, Bristol Theatre Royal, and Bristol Hippodrome Theatre. At-Bristol ...

£72

£72
Future Inn Bristol

Future Inn Bristol

Bond Street South, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 22 hours ago
5 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (2,301 reviews)

Located in Bristol City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cabot Circus Shopping Centre, Broadmead Shopping Centre and The Galleries Shopping Centre. ...

£56

£56
Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

Exchange Ave, off St Nicholas Street, Bristol
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (304 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of St Nicholas Market and St. Peters Church. Bristol Theatre Royal and The Galleries ...

£63

£63
ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay

ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay

Avon Street, Bristol
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 19 minutes ago
4.0 out of 5 (829 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Castle Park, St. Mary Redcliffe Church and Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. Broadmead ...

£44

£44

Pocket Guide: British Empire and Commonwealth Museum British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Hotels

Formerly known as the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, the recently revised Bristol Museum and Art Gallery brings together some of the city's best works of art and relics that document its place in both national and international history. The museum is a treasure-trove of goodies that take visitors back not just a few centuries, but a few million years! Book into a hotel in Bristol or one of the many family-run B&Bs that pepper the city and you'll have a chance to discover more about Bristol's past.

A Family-Friendly Attraction

From pickled people to Pissarro, modern art to mountain gorillas, the museum and art gallery offers up three floors of fascinating artefacts and interactive exhibitions. On the ground floor you'll find displays of treasures from Egypt to Exeter, in an eclectic mix that's bound to keep everyone interested. An army of sarcophagi stare out at visitors, drawing them deep into the mysteries of the ancient Egyptians. Closer to home, wildlife lovers can find out about the geological past of the South West, and its wetland wildlife.

Say Hello to Alfred the Gorilla

Head up the stairs to the first floor and you get the chance to say hi to Alfred the gorilla, one of the most famous (and now sadly demised) inhabitants of nearby Bristol Zoo. This is the natural history floor, so kids who love critters will adore the insect displays, while grown-ups will be able to admire the botanical drawings and the dazzling mineral collection.

An Art Lover's Delight

Finally, the second floor houses an exemplary collection of fine art that covers all ages from the Renaissance through to modernism. Find out more about the Age of Enlightenment and its influence on the artistic styles of Europe and the United Kingdom, while the Bristol School of Artists is also represented in an inspiring display of silverwork by the students.

Plenty of Hotels in Bristol to Choose From

Whether you choose to stay in a four star luxury hotel in Bristol or a homely B&B, you're just a short hop from this excellent museum. It's a compact museum that manages to pack an incredible amount in over three floors, and makes a perfect day out for all the family.