Blockbuster exhibitions at Bristol museums

Date Posted: 27/01/2012

Group travel organisers planning a visit to the city of Bristol this year can take advantage of a host of blockbuster exhibitions at Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.

Now open, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition will continue to run at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery until 11th March. The museum will then host Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci, open from 30th March to 10th June. A tour of ten of Leonardo da Vinci’s finest drawings from the Royal Collection, this exhibition forms part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee.

M Shed is currently hosting An Eye for Fashion (pictured). Presenting over 60 vintage fashion photographs by Norman Parkinson, one of Britain’s most significant photographers of the 20th century, this exhibition will run until 15th April. On 23rd May, Bristol Urban Sport will be launched to coincide with the arrival of the Olympic torch into the city. Running until 9th September, this exhibition will look at the range of sports that take place using the city’s infrastructure.

Both Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and M Shed offer free entry for groups, and exhibitions will be accompanied by a full programme of workshops, tours and family activities.

For further information contact Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on: 0117-922 3571, or
M Shed on: 0117-352 6600

Photo credit: Jean Shrimpton 'Plain Girl' 1963 Norman Parkinson Ltd/courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive


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