The city's avant-garde art gallery occupies a hulking redbrick warehouse by the river, and remains the top venue in town for modern art,...
On Bristol's revived harbourside is one of the country's leading science centres, Explore-At-Bristol. It's crammed with hundreds of...
Bristol's harbourside aquarium has been newly renovated, with underwater habitats including a Bay of Rays, a Coral Sea, a Shark Tank and...
Bristol's venerable club-boat has nights for all moods: electro-punk, indie, disco and new wave, plus regular live gigs.
Another popular place for waterside eating, serving mainly tapas and Med food in a bright and attractive setting.
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Lonely Planet review
It's taken four years and £27m to build, but Bristol's brand-new museum is finally open – and it's really rather brilliant. Lodged in a massive old warehouse overlooking the docks, it's a treasure trove of weird-and-wonderful memorabilia rummaging through the city's past. The 3000-odd exhibits are divided into three sections (People, Place and Life), and provide a panoramic overview of Bristol's history – from slaves' possessions and vintage double-decker buses to Wallace and Gromit figurines and a set of bright-pink decks once used by Massive Attack. Multimedia displays and background panels make everything enormously accessible, and you're absolutely guaranteed to walk away with a deepened understanding of the city. Best of all, it's free – although well worth the £2 suggested donation.