Collection Search enables you to search the museum collections database. The database currently holds records for over 150,000 objects, natural sciences specimens and archaeological excavation archives.
There are three ways to search the online database:
The results of the searches are displayed as a list. Select a record to see more details.
Please note: Some of the words included in our database might have been transcribed from historic documents, and therefore may now seem outdated or offensive. For accuracy and research purposes, this information has been retained though we would like to apologise if any of this terminology causes offence. Furthermore, please be aware that this database may contain information about objects that local communities might consider sacred, or secret.
Not all objects, natural sciences specimens and archaeological excavation archives are on the database, and some records have more information than others, but new records, updated records and images are being added daily. If you would like more information about any item in the online database, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting the object number.
The information in this database is covered by Bristol City Council website copyright conditions. Additional copyright considerations may apply to individual items in the museum's collection. Please email email@example.com, quoting the object number to enquire about using content for any purpose not permitted by Bristol City Council's website copyright conditions.