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Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery

Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery is run by the City Council with no entrance fee. It is situated in Clifton, about 0.5 miles from the City centre. Built on the site of the Salisbury Club, (later offered for sale to the City), Philanthropist and Tycoon, Sir William Henry Wills, helped to purchase the site as a gift to the City, offering £10000 to enable a new a City Museum and Art Gallery to be built upon it. This Neoclassical Building is a magnificent example of superb Edwardian Baroque Architecture and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade 11 listed building. The Museum was intended to echo a statement of Civil pride to compete with other major Cities. It houses an array of both Local and National treasures. The permanent exhibitions are complemented with a programme of temporary exhibitions and a full programme of free public events to suit all ages.

Wills Memorial Building

The Wills Memorial Building is situated next to Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery at the top of Park Street in Queens Road Bristol. It was one of the last magnificent Gothic buildings to be constructed in England. The building is known locally as ‘The University’ and the most prominent feature is the very grand Wills Tower, which stands at 215 feet tall. The tower houses a nine and a half ton bell within its octagonal belfry. To celebrate the Centenary of the University receiving a Royal Charter "Great George" was rung, along with bells in Bristol's other Churches. The Wills Memorial building was commissioned in 1912 by; George Alfred Wills and Henry Herbert Wills, in honour of their Father, Henry Overton Wills III, who was first Chancellor of the University. Built in Perpendicular Gothic Style, the building was funded by the fortune amassed by the Wills family from Tobacco. It was opened by H.R.H. King George V and Queen Mary, in 1925 before being badly damaged during the Blitz in 1940. Sir George Oatley was the appointed Architect instructed to "build to last". Oatley received a Knighthood that same year in recognition of his work on the building.

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