Bristol has plenty for the art lover to enjoy, so why not spend a weekend in this lovely English city?
Bristol, in Southwest England, is the largest city in the region for art and culture. Bristol is host to plenty of great music, theatre, and visual arts events throughout the year and offers many interesting galleries and museums. Bristol makes a great weekend city break for any art and culture lover.
Bristol can be reached via its airport, or by train or bus from anywhere in the UK. There are many great hotels in the city centre, such as the Radisson Blu Hotel Bristol, which will put you right at the heart of the art scene and within walking distance of the many galleries and venues.
So what can you get up to on your art and culture retreat to Bristol? Here are a few ideas:
Visit the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
The gallery holds three floors of art, with everything from ancient artefacts to contemporary works.
The Bristol Museum and Art Gallery frequently hosts grand exhibitions with international acclaim in its impressive Baroque-style building. Recently the museum hosted Banksy Vs Bristol Museum, an exhibition of the local artist Banksy which had over 300,000 visitors. The permanent collection is a great mix of history and artistic beauty; you can see everything from amazing dinosaur fossils and exquisite works by Bellini, Pissarro, and Renoir to delicate ceramics and glass from ancient China and Japan. With so much to discover, you will want to spend an entire day here!
See a show at Arnolfini
At this famous arts centre, located on the Narrow Quay in Bristol, you can watch some top-quality dance performances, exhibitions, and films. Arnolfini is well known for showcasing the best of contemporary art in Bristol. Admission to the exhibitions is free but you will have to get tickets to see the shows.