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The Main galleries at the museum are now CLOSED, due to the planned relocation to London.

The Breaking the Chains slavery exhibition is available to school & educational groups until the end of March 2009. Please contact our education department to pre-book a visit.

Bristol Museum Short-Listed for The Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries.
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Read Israel, Palestine and the British Empire from the
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Conference will mark 60 years since British Mandate in Palestine ends
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Museum announces move to London
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Touring Exhibition
Serving Empire - unique film, photographs and sound about the work of the Colonial Service around the world, an exhibition available free to hire

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Special Exhibition
Breaking the Chains

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Award-winning Main Galleries
Presenting the 500 year history of the biggest empire the world has ever known and its legacy today. To watch a video introduction to the Museum, click here.

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Finalist in The Art Fund Prize 2008
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'Extremely user-friendly, with lots of hands-on exhibits. It does an excellent job of introducing visitors to a complex story.'
Venue Magazine

'A valuable and accessible narrative, imaginatively and carefully told.'
The Guardian

'This excellent independent Museum appeals to all.'
Mail on Sunday

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