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Plan your day out in Bristol! Find cultural and heritage places to visit - museums, art galleries, historic houses and more.

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How Thomas Hardy's Wessex lured the Edwardian artists of the Slade

The Royal West of England Academy is exploring how Thomas Hardy's Wessex cast its spell over artists of the Slade between the 1880s and 1920s with a show of stunning Dorset landscapes.

Terry Frost at The Exchange

The best exhibitions to see in the South West of England during 2015

The best exhibitions in the South-West in 2015 sees everything from Japanese paper cuts to a celebration of soil, as well as major exhibitions by Terry Frost and Gerhard Richter.

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Archaeologists produce guidebooks for divers to Bristol Channel Civil War ship which sank 151 years ago

Wessex Archaeology has produced four guides to the SS Iona II, with divers encouraged to apply for a licence from English Heritage and take photos of the wreck.

Bristolians dance under streetlights in six-week digital art show Shadowing

Artists Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier say Shadowing, their digital artwork in the streetlights around Bristol during September and October, was played 100,000 times.

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Largest artwork ever commissioned in the UK highlights climate change on streets of Bristol

Bristol residents are taking to the streets to make a 32-mile long artwork highlighting the need for UK flood defences as a result of climate change.

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Banksy's Grim Reaper removed from Bristol's Thekla ahead of public display in museum

Banksy's macabre painting has been removed from the harbour home of one of Bristol's most popular music venues as part of an agreement with Bristol Museums.

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"I love the idea of art that can be touched": Bristol Biennial plans September surprises

Grass men and fountains transformed into cranberry farms will be part of the Bristol Biennial when it returns for a second time next month, says Artistic Director Hannah Clark.

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Festival of Archaeology 2014: Roman gold coins and daggers of war in the west

Kurt Adams, the Finds Liaison Officer for Gloucestershire and Avon, introduces an extremely rare gold coin and a dangerous metal dagger found by a fisherman.

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Experts baffled by 4,500-year-old Iraq royal tomb food offerings discovered in Bristol box

Archaeologists in Bristol are examining how tomb artefacts, believed to come from Sir Leonard Woolley’s excavations at Ur during the 1920s and 1930s, came to Bristol.

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