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Kingswood Heritage Museum

Visit this historical museum for a unique snapshot of Bristol’s colourful past.

  • Heritage
  • Museums

A must-visit destination on the edge of Bristol, the museum is housed in what was once a local brass factory: features from the original garden are still visible, including an unusual 30ft statue of Neptune and an incredible stone grotto.

Inside the museum, expect to discover an amazing array of exhibitions including Roman ruins, a World War Two air raid shelter, an incredible 112-year-old Douglas motorbike used during WW1, and items from the infamous case of John Horwood who was (some say) unfairly hanged in Bristol New Gaol in 1821.

Kingswood Heritage Museum is close to the Bristol to Bath cycle path, and is a great detour if you’re cycling between the two cities. 

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Hidden for centuries by a wall of ivy, the Warmley Giant was finally discovered in the 1970s: a 9m high concrete statue of Neptune, god of the sea.

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Accessibility

  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Important: Please check exact accessibility details with venue before visiting
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