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Bristol Miscellany

The Miscellany began simply as a compilation of things that piqued Manson’s curiosity as he wandered around the streets he has called home for 45 years in a quest to find the ‘soul of the city’.

From hidden rivers, medieval walls and public protests to links with slavery, prisons and the treatment of mental illness, Michael’s search for the soul of the city has resulted in a ‘curiosity shop’ compendium of interesting snapshots of the city.

Did Bristol once have its own time zone? Why is the city’s High Cross 40 miles away? Did a Bristol citizen really invent the blanket? It’s all here, and plenty more besides.

Every purchase you make helps to support Bristol Museums, so thanks for shopping with us!

A little bit about us...

Our shops help you to take a slice of beautiful Bristol home, wherever you are in the world. We sell lots of lovely things that you can't buy anywhere else, inspired by our world class collections, exhibitions and the incredible city we're in.

If you're lucky enough to find yourself in Bristol, come and browse our shops in person: you'll find us at M Shed, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Blaise Castle House Museum.

Call us: 0117 922 3650 (10am-5pm)

Email us: museumretail@bristol.gov.uk

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Image: Bag your very own mini Alfred with this cuddly Gorilla soft toy.

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Treat them to a gift that lasts all year.

Our Patron Circle members enjoy invitations to exhibition openings, special events at our historic houses and behind the scenes tours with our expert curators who bring to life some of the two million artefacts within our world-class collections. 

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