February 23 is 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' organised by the TUC. It's all about getting Britain's army of office workers away from computer screens and out into fresh air. 24 Hour Museum is pleased to present a trail of places to visit in Bristol at lunchtime.
February 23 is 'Work Your Proper Hours Day' organised by the TUC. It's all about getting Britain's army of office workers away from computer screens and out into fresh air. To give you somewhere cultural to eat your sandwiches, 24 Hour Museum is pleased to present ten lunchtime trails in cities around England.
Click on the museum title to find out more about opening hours, contact details and address.
Before you get out into the fresh air, just to remind your colleagues where you are off to, and why you are going, why not use this desk reminder, specially designed by the Work Your Proper Hours Team at the TUC?
Download the sign and print it out, fold in half and plonk it on your desk one way round whilst you're away at lunch, and simply switch it round at the end of the day to show you're off on time.
Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery is home to works of international importance. Photo Jon Pratty © 24HM
Royal West of England AcademyThe Royal West of England Academy on Queen’s Road is one of only five Royal Academy’s of Art in the UK and has regular exhibitions and a significant permanent collection.
Bristol City Museum and Art GalleryBristol’s major museum and art gallery is also on Queen's Road and has an outstanding range of objects including many items of international significance, from natural history to fine art. The building itself is inspiring and there is certainly enough here to help while away many a lunchtime.
The Red Lodge on Park Row started life as a modest Tudor building and was added to in subsequent years. It houses one of Bristol’s hidden treasures – the Great Oak Room with its fine panelling, ceiling and chimney place.
This historic Georgian townhouse is just round the corner near the Cabot Tower. Once the home of a wealthy West India merchant it provides a fascinating insight into the upstairs-downstairs life of master and servant.
Down on the waterfront, Arnolfini is Bristol's centre for contemporary arts. It reopens on February 25 and all well as hosting displays of visual art also has films and events and a popular cafe bar.
The Architecture Centre
Also in the harbour area, located on Narrow Quay, the Architecture Centre has a varied exhibition programme centred around architecture, design, the built environment and public art.
Spike Island is a short walk away from the museums on the Floating Harbour and as well as having extensive studio space, also shows innovative exhibitions of contemporary art.