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

visit-MV Balmoral

 An example of a local visit by the Friends:

MV Balmoral in Bristol Harbour

chatsworth house

  An example of a more extended visit by the Friends:

The 5-day visit by  the Friends to Derbyshire in November 2015 included visits to Chatsworth House (above), the Derwent Valley, West Park Museum, The Crich Tramway Village, Eyam, Lichfield, with a stop en route to see the tomb of Richard III in Leicester Cathedral.

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.