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Banksy Tour in Bristol (Self Guided), Bristol

Bristol's home-grown and anonymous street artist and painter, Banksy, is world famous for his satirical and thought-provoking street paintings with underlying social commentary. Several pieces of Banksy's work can be seen free of charge in various locations around Bristol, so it would be a shame not to take this self-guided walk and see his amazing work firsthand.
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Banksy Tour in Bristol Map

Guide Name: Banksy Tour in Bristol
Guide Location: England » Bristol (See other walking tours in Bristol)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: stacey
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery
  • Banksy - Well Hung Lover
  • Queen Ziggy
  • The Mild Mild West
  • Rose on a Mousetrap
  • Take The Money And Run
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Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery

1) Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery (must see)

The Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery is a large museum and art gallery in Bristol. It is run by the city council with no entrance fee.

The museum includes sections on natural history as well as local, national and international archaeology. The art gallery contains works from all periods, including many by internationally famous artists, as well a collection of modern paintings of Bristol.

The highlight of the museum is the Banksy sculpture, Paint Pot Angel, which stands in the Museum’s sculpture hall and is on permanent display. In true Banksy style, the sculpture features an angel covered by a can of pink paint. It has become an iconic piece of Banksy's work, attracting thousands of Banksy fans from all over the world each year.

Operation hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am- 5 pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Banksy - Well Hung Lover

2) Banksy - Well Hung Lover

This is one of the many masterpieces painted by Banksy, a quasi-anonymous British graffiti artist. Banksy's style is known for its striking and humorous images, sometimes combined with slogans. A mural called “Love cheat”, suitably located on the side of a sexual health clinic in Frogmore Street, shows Banksy at his finest, playing on words to his heart’s content.
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Queen Ziggy

3) Queen Ziggy

This painting mysteriously appeared on a wall on Upper Maudlin Street, near the Bristol Children’s Hospital, just in time to commemorate Her Majesty’s Jubilee. Banksy is believed to be behind the painting which shows the Queen as Ziggy Stardust. The crown-wearing monarch sports a jagged red stripe, just like the David Bowie creation in 1970.
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The Mild Mild West

4) The Mild Mild West

Painted on the wall of a house, this is a scene with a teddy bear throwing a Molotov cocktail. This mural is probably the most well-known piece of street art in Bristol.
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Rose on a Mousetrap

5) Rose on a Mousetrap

The painting is found on the side of a house with a frame around it to protect the painting from vandalism. It’s said that at least 20 residents put their money together to help protect this mural, making it the best protected Banksy street painting in Bristol. That tells a lot about the pride Bristolians feel for the home born artist.
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Take The Money And Run

6) Take The Money And Run

Take the Money and Run is one of Banksy’s earliest work and longest surviving. The painting was a collaborative effort with two other street artists, Inkie and Mobz. The mural depicts the silhouettes of three thieves against a colorful backdrop. In his early work, Banksy painted freehand rather than using the stencils and the influence of graffiti on his painting was strong, which is evident in the abstract mix of swirling colors and in the style of lettering.

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