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Local Attractions

O2 Arena Bristol

Packed full of atmosphere from floor to ceiling. O2 Academy Bristol caters for wide and varied musical demands of its demographic; from clubbers wanting hip hop, deep house and drum ‘n’ base, to students wanting cutting edge indie, rock and alternative… Since October 2001.

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@ Bristol

With hundreds of hands-on exhibits to explore, live shows and the UK's first 3D Planetarium, At-Bristol is one of the UK’s most exciting interactive science centres. Voted Visitor Attraction of the Year 2011.

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Bristol Aquarium

Open daily, Bristol Aquarium is a must see attraction for all the family. Explore the amazon, UK native waters, coral seas and discover over 4,000 aquatic creatures including sharks, stingrays, octopus, piranhas, seahorses and clownfish.

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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Discover Egyptian mummies, South West Wildlife, the Exhibition Gallery and loads more. Say hi to Alfred the Gorilla, enjoy the Gypsy Caravan and learn all about dinosaurs, rocks and wildlife. Explore art galleries – amazing craftsmanship with paintings, pottery, glass and more.

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Red Lodge Museum

Come and see the last complete Tudor room in the UK. Three of the oldest rooms in Bristol! In the 1730s the lodge doubled in size with a fashionable extension. The lodge became a school in 1854 when Mary Carpenter and Lady Byron transformed it.

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Wickham Theatre

The Wickham Theatre is named after Professor Glynne Wickham, who was founder of the Department of Theatre Studies at Bristol, the first university theatre department in the UK.

The Wickham Theatre is home to a regular programme of visiting performers.

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Geology Museum

The University of Bristol’s Geology Collection, based in the School of Earth Sciences, houses over 100,000 paleontological, petrological and mineralogical specimens of historical and scientific importance. It also manages an archive of international geological maps, geological thin sections and slides.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm (visits by appointment)

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Colston Hall

Circa 1867 Colston Hall is Bristol’s largest concert hall, presenting concerts and entertainment by major names in rock, pop, jazz, folk, world and classical music, stand up comedy and light entertainment, as well as local choirs, orchestras and schools.

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