Bristol Women at War Exhibition

Bristol Women at War, a free exhibition at Bristol Cathedral, examines the types of war work performed by women during WW1 and charts the shift in the workplace as women took on jobs traditionally performed by men.

Munitions Workers at Thrissell Engineering

Munitions Workers at Thrissell Engineering

The exhibition examines the women taking leading and influential roles in organisations like the Bristol Inquiry Bureau and the Red Cross Society, and tells the stories of often unsung ‘sheroes’ including the women who kept families running whilst husbands, sons and brothers were away. 


The exhibition has been produced and designed by Bristol Books and sponsored by Bristol Cathedral. With thanks to Bristol Great War Network and in particular Clive Burlton, Jacqueline Wadsworth and Eugene Byrne for providing the content.

Bristol Women at War is on display in The South Quire Aisle, Bristol Cathedral, and runs from 15th January to 24 March.


Lunchtime tour of Bristol Museums Art Collection

On 7 December 2017 Bristol Museum is holding a lunchtime talk "A brief history of art – our new guide to the art collection"

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: Guide to the art collection by Julia Carver.  Published: Bristol Books CIC

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: Guide to the art collection by Julia Carver.

Published: Bristol Books CIC

Join the author, Julia Carver, of their brand new Guide to the Art Collection, published by Bristol Books, for a lunchtime tour of the collection that inspired the guide.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery holds over 1,300 paintings, more than 200 sculptures and some 20,000 works on paper, as well as installation art and video in its collection.

The new book offers an introduction to the institution and the collection, from the Renaissance period to the present day, with introductory essays for each historical period.

The Guide to the Art Collection is available in the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery shop or online for £7.50.

Designed to fit around your lunch hour, our lunchtime talks explore a selection of treasures from our exhibitions and collections.

Special offer

Buy the book after the tour and get 20% off a coffee and cake in the Museum cafe.

Click Here for more info on the tour.

Click Here to buy the book from the Museum webshop