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 go to the about us link on this page.

For our programme of upcoming activities, please go to the events link on this page.

So if you are not yet a member please do consider joining us – see the join link.

advanced notice:

AGM: 20th Sept 6.30 at M-Shed – see events

pic-Stradling Collection

 An example of a local visit by the Friends:

The Stradling Collection at 48 Park Row visited on 15th June

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An example of a more extended visit by the Friends:

The 4-day visit by  the Friends to Warwickshire in May 2016 included visits to Hailes Abbey, Ragley Hall, Mary Arden’s House (above), Charlecote Park, Packwood House, Baddesley Clinton, Compton Verney  & Hidcote Manor.

FBMGA-acquisition-Nocona Burgess- Tachaco

 This portrait of Tachaco, a native  North  American Indian, by Nicola Burgess,  is  now on display in the “Curiosity  Gallery”  at the  Museum & Art Gallery. It  was  purchased with the help of funding  from  the Friends of BMGA.