Bristol Culture

Organisation: Museum

Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons

Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

Bristol Museums collection includes Fine Art, World Cultures, Eastern Art, Social History, Maritime and Industrial History, Applied Art, Archaeology, and Biology. Most of the crime and punishment items are part of the Social History and Fine Art collections. They include material relating to local riots, Bristol prisons, executions, and truncheons.

Online catalogue:

Bristol BS10 7QS

Contact: Curator /

Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

A Popular Retreat. Blaise Castle House and Estate. by David J. Eveleigh

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Online access (catalogue only), Online (digital records)

How big is the collection?

Documents: 11-100
Photographs: 11- 100
Objects: 11- 100
Artwork: 11- 100
Books/journals/magazines: None

Photo credits

Images courtesy of Bristol Culture