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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol BS1 2NU

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4.5 out of 5 (103 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bristol, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Colston Hall, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre …

£119
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Broad Street, Bristol BS1 2EL

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3.7 out of 5 (310 reviews)

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

£69
ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay
ibis Bristol Temple Meads Quay

Avon Street, Bristol BS2 0PS

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4 out of 5 (739 reviews)

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

£45
Novotel Bristol Centre
Novotel Bristol Centre

Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6HY

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4.3 out of 5 (999 reviews)

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

£55
The Bristol Hotel
The Bristol Hotel

Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

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4.3 out of 5 (1,125 reviews)

Located in Bristol Floating Harbour, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queen Square, Bristol Theatre Royal, an …

£78
Tracy Park Hotel and Country Club
Tracy Park Hotel and Country Club

Bath Road, Bristol BS30 5RN

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4.5 out of 5 (22 reviews)

Located in Wick, this golf hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Bath Racecourse and within 6 mi (10 km) of Beckford's Tower and …

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Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel
Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel

Old Gloucester Road, Bristol BS36 1RP

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3.8 out of 5 (165 reviews)

Located in North Bristol, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Aztec West and within 6 mi (10 km) of The Kendleshire Golf Clu …

£76
Future Inn Bristol
Future Inn Bristol

Bond Street South, Bristol BS1 3EN

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4.3 out of 5 (1,953 reviews)

Located in Bristol City Centre, this hotel is steps from Jungle Rumble Adventure Golf and Cabot Circus Shopping Centre. …

£67
Avon Gorge Hotel
Avon Gorge Hotel

Sion Hill, Bristol BS8 4LD

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4 out of 5 (186 reviews)

Located in Clifton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Camera Obscura, Clifton Suspension Bridge, and Bristol Zoo. Cabot …

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Bristol Harbour Hotel
Bristol Harbour Hotel

53-55 Corn St, Bristol BS1 1HT

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4.1 out of 5 (14 reviews)

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

£104
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Pocket Guide: Bristol 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.

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