Welcome to The Friends of Bristol Art Gallery, the support group for Bristol Museum & Art Gallery (BMAG), which houses the largest art gallery in the south west with collections of fine, applied and eastern arts. The Friends also support the purchase and conservation of works of art for Bristol’s new museum, M Shed.
Friends’ subscriptions play a crucial role in helping the galleries acquire works of all types and periods. (Sir Terry Frost’s Orchard Tambourines above, was purchased by The Friends for the Art Gallery in 2000). In return, Friends enjoy lectures, excursions, exhibitions and a wide range of social events. We hope you will want to join us.
Click on the buttons to find out what we have to offer. After reading About Us and then seeing our video on the Activities page, try the Programme page (blog) which will guide you to information on other pages about our current and future events.
Museums opening times:
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: (0117 922 3571) Monday – Friday 10am - 5pm; Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 6pm.
M Shed (0117 352 6600) Tuesdays - Fridays 10am – 5pm; Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 10am – 6pm.
The Red Lodge (0117 921 1360), and The Georgian House (0117 921 1362): 30 March to end of June: Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun & Bank Holiday Mondays 10.30am to 4pm; July and August: Tues to Sun & August Bank Holiday 10.30am to 4pm; September and October: Wed, Thurs, Sat, Sun 10.30am to 4pm; Closed November 2013 to Easter 2014
Blaise Castle House (0117 903 9818): 27 March 2013 to end of June: Wed – Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays 10.30am to 4pm; July and August: Tues – Sun and August Bank Holiday 10.30am to 4pm; September and October: Wed-Sun 10.30am to 4pm; November 2013 to Easter 2014: Weekends only – Sat & Sun 10.30am to 4pm
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