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An inspirational setting for sophisticated entertaining in the heart of the city.

The impressive Edwardian Baroque building is an established city landmark that provides an elegant setting for entertaining on a grand or a modest scale. The Wills and Winterstoke halls on the ground floor are the main spaces available for hire; along with the ground floor galleries, containing a range of interesting touring exhibitions and fascinating permanent displays.

The Wills and Winterstoke halls can accommodate up to 400 people for drinks receptions and 120 people for formal dinners and are suitable for product launches and award ceremonies. The venue is not only suitable for evening events but also for hosting business breakfasts in the café or the Wills Hall.

They can offer your guests a unique experience, by tailoring a package to suit your individual event needs. The impressive architecture of the building provides a wonderful backdrop for any occasion, while access to our outstanding range of exhibitions and collections offers a unique and memorable experience. From guided tours of our fascinating exhibitions to providing inspiration for themed events – why not invite guests to step back in time and into the realms of imagination. The museum hosts an exciting programme of exhibitions including fine art, installation and photography. The state of the art Egypt gallery showcases one of the best collections of Egyptian artefacts in the country with interesting, attractive displays - guaranteed to keep guests entertained.

Their inhouse caterers Milburns use the finest, freshest ingredients as the starting point for outstanding food. They provide a wide range of wines and menus adapted to your needs.


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Winterstoke Hall Banqueting
Winterstoke Hall Cabaret
Winterstoke Hall Theatre



  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Catering by in-house Caterers
  • Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Central heating throughout
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Lift
  • Open All Year

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential

Special Offers

  • Loyalty offer

    The offer: Recently held an event at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, M Shed or Bristol Zoo Gardens? Host your next event with one of the above and they would be happy to offer you 10% off their Day Delegate rates for your next conference and a complimentary arrival drink with any dinner package. With inspiring settings in landmark locations, their experienced team are here to ensure your event stands out from the crowd!

    How to book: Terms & conditions and minimum numbers apply. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Please contact the team at for further details.

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  • 10% discount

    The offer: Ever noticed how the best things in life come in twos? Host your conference at M Shed and evening reception or dinner at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and save up to 10%! Centrally located in the heart of Bristol, these two landmark venues offer the perfect solution for clients looking for a contemporary conference space during the day and an elegant hospitality experience in the evening.

    How to book: Terms & conditions and minimum numbers apply. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. Please contact the team at for further details.

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  • Student Ball Package

    The offer: The Winterstoke Hall provides a grand entrance foyer for your guests, the perfect place for a drinks reception and entertainment, whilst Wills Hall is the centrepiece of the museum, complete with a grand staircase and chandeliers. This decadent space is perfect for an evening of extravagant glamour and our professional team will assist you with the organisation of your event, from the decoration to the locally sourced catering, ensuring that your event is an undisputed success.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M4 Junction 19, join the M32 into Bristol City Centre. At the end of the M32, follow the signs to A4 / City Centre. This will bring you into the centre. Keep in the right lane signposted for Clifton. Bear to the right and continue up the hill, the museum is at the top of the hill on the right. You can park in any of the city car parks but the closest two are West End and Trenchard Street Car Parks both about 5 minutes walk away.

Public Transport Directions

By train: Bristol Temple Meads station is a 25 minute walk away. Clifton Down station is a 15 minute walk away, but both are served by the 1,8 and 9 bus services which would take you to the museum.By bus: Bus services numbered 1, 8, 8a, 9, 40, 40a, 41, 54 all travel past the museum up Park Street. For timetables please call traveline on 0871 200 22 33.By foot or on bike: The museum is located on Queen’s Road just off Park Street and is only a five to ten minute walk from the city centre. There are several bicycle stands close to the museum where you could park your bike.

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Type:Creative & Cultural

Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL
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