'Hey, Luke, guess what they've got at the Museum?'
'Is it Minecraft?'
'No, but it's rocks!'
So, off we went to get the bus and here is another standard bus pic, every travel post should have one!
Bristol Museum has some of the most amazing architecture that the city has to offer. It's actually worth going just for that. The building is of Edwardian Baroque Architecture, which is just stunning. I did try to take a photograph (at the top of the post), but I couldn't get close to doing it any justice at all, so you will just have to come visit! The Wills Memorial Tower in this photo was built by Sir George Oatley and took ten years to complete in the early 1900s. It is one of the largest Gothic buildings to be built in England and is absolutely majestic. It's so huge, it's almost impossible to take in all its grandeur in just one visit. The good news, however, is that a visit to the museum is free, so you can always come back again.
Inside, I noticed some improvements since I was there a few years ago. We were met by a member of the staff who was very friendly. He explained that a lot of the Egypt exhibit had gone 'interactive', so we wandered inside for a look.
There were tablets and computers with a wealth of searchable information, which Luke found fascinating. I think the concept of finding out for himself was particularly appealling. Like all boys, he was particularly keen on the gory details of mummification!
I could bore you with photos for hours, but it was dark and we weren't allowed to use flash, so they won't look anywhere near as amazing as they did on the day. The colours are surprisingly vivid for artifacts of such an age. Luke certainly had lots to tell his teacher by the time we left this section.
Have a look at our other Bristol attractions for children!