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:

Arnos Vale Cemetery

Scott House Museum & the Wetlands Centre, Slimbridge


Staffing issues have led to Blaise Museum being closed again.  It will now remain so until April, when it is hoped there will also be the reopening of the Georgian House and Red Lodge Museums.

An example of recent Museum  support by the Friends of BMGA:

The purchase of a ceremonial spade used to lay the first line of the Bristol & North Somerset Railway in 1863, in very close proximity to M Shed.


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

A week on the Isle of Man

This trip in September/October 2021 included visits to the Manx Museum, the Tynwald (the island's parliament), St John's and Peel, the Laxey Wheel (pictured), the Snaefell Railway, Castletown, Cregneash, two collections of Celtic crosses and a trip around the course of the motorcycle Tourist Trophy (TT) Race.