Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

The main objective of the Friends of BMGA is to raise funds to support the valuable work of the Bristol Museums’ Service.  We do this by organising a full and varied programme of visits, lectures and other events for members. For further details, please click this link: about us 

For our programme of upcoming activities, please click this link: events 

So, if you are not yet a member please do consider joining us.  For  joining instructions please click this link:  join 

Examples of recent day excursions by the Friends of BMGA

In early February 2024 we visited Painswick Rococo Garden, especially to see their spectacular display of snowdrops.

In late February 2024 we visited the Museum of Somerset in Taunton, particularly to see 'Journeys in Art', a retrospective exhibition of the works of Alexander Hollweg.

Brise Marine, 1984



Examples of recent Museum support by the Friends of BMGA

The museum wished to purchase five very fine Japanese porcelain dishes which had previously been the subject of a long-term loan.  The Friends were able to fund the purchase, two examples of which are shown below.

An example of a recent extended excursion by the Friends of BMGA

A week based in East London

This excursion in September 2023 included visits to the Charles Dickens Museum, Eltham Palace, the Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice, Mail Rail and the Postal Museum, the Museum of London Docklands, Pitzhanger Manor (pictured), the William Morris Gallery and a stop to visit the London Wetlands Centre on the return coach journey.