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Catch Your Breath @ Bristol Museum

Thu 27 Feb 2020


Date: Thursday 27 February 2020

Location: Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RL


Breathing isn’t just a bodily function. It allows us to speak, laugh and sing. It connects us to the outside world. It reflects our state of mind and can be consciously controlled. Breath has inspired art and literature. For many it has spiritual significance. The personal and cultural meaning of breathing goes beyond the simple act of keeping us alive.

Drawing on art, philosophy, anthropology, medical history, literature and music, this new exhibition combines research from the Life of Breath project with artist commissions and objects beyond, to show that breathing is so much more than a bodily function.



The Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is located on Queens Road just off Park Street, only a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

Bus numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 72 all travel past the museum up Park Street and from the Clifton Triangle.

The museum is around 2 miles from the M32 on Queens Road (BS8 1RL). You can park in any of the city car parks but the closest two are West End (BS8 1EH) and Trenchard Street (BS1 5AN), both about a 5 minute walk away. Use the drive section of the TravelWest website to check for their locations and facilities.


Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Queens Road
Bristol, Bristol BS8 1RL United Kingdom
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0117 922 3571