Attractions

Top Choice Historic Ship in City Centre

Brunel's SS Great Britain

This mighty, innovative steamship was designed by engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1843. You get to wander the galley, surgeon's quarters and dining saloon and see a massive replica steam engine at work…
Top Choice Museum in City Centre

M Shed

Set amid the iconic cranes of Bristol's dockside, this impressive museum is a treasure trove of memorabilia. It's divided into four main sections: People, Place, Life and the vast Working Exhibits outside. They prov…
Museum in City Centre

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

You're in for a few surprises at this classic old Edwardian museum. Look out for the Paint-Pot Angel by world-famous street artist Banksy in the entrance hall; a funerary statue with an upturned pink paint pot on he…
Museum in City Centre

We the Curious

Bristol's interactive science museum is a playful, hands-on space where 300 'exhibits' fly the flag for curiosity, scientific collaboration and creativity. Which means you'll be meeting Aardman characters and becomi…
Cathedral in City Centre

Bristol Cathedral

Originally founded as a 12th-century monastery church, Bristol Cathedral was heavily remodelled during the 19th century. It's one of Britain's best examples of a 'Hall Church' (meaning the nave, chapels and choir ar…
Historic Ship in City Centre

Matthew

The most striking thing about this replica of the vessel in which John Cabot made his landmark voyage from Bristol to Newfoundland in 1497 is its size. At 24m it seems far too small, but it would have carried a crew…
Public Art in City Centre

Well Hung Lover

One of Banksy's best loved pieces of street art features an apparently two-timing wife, an angry husband and a naked man dangling from a window. That it sits on the side of a sexual health clinic is surely no coinci…
Public Art in City Centre

Girl With A Pierced Eardrum

A 2014 Banksy creation which re-imagines the famous Vermeer portrait, but uses an alarm box instead of the pearl earring. It's a little hard to find – head for the clock tower of the white building outside Bristol M…
Public Art in City Centre

Castles Stencil

Hidden away down the side of the Central Library, hunt out the 2011 Banksy stencil which states 'you don't need planning permission to build castles in the sky'.
Historic Building in City Centre

Georgian House

Once the home of the wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant John Pinney, this 18th-century house provides an insight into aristocratic life in Bristol during the Georgian era. It's decorated in period sty…