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Bristol gallery of craft and design

The Stradling Collection is a remarkable collection of C20th and C21st design and applied arts. It contains almost 2000 pieces of ceramics, glass, furniture and decorative objects.

The gallery features changing displays from the Collection, or artworks created through our learning programme; sometimes our exhibitions feature both.

There is no charge but donations are very welcome. View opening hours and visitor information.

To see the full collection, we offer curator-led tours which are chargeable and need to be booked in advance as space is limited and tours book up quickly.

About Ken Stradling MBE

Current exhibition

Crafts for Christmas

Selling exhibition of work by Bristol artists Saturday 19 November - Saturday 17 December The world of craft is full of fun, something that is particularly well represented at The Stradling Collection. In [...]

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This extraordinary collection grew out of retail buying for a design shop – the Bristol Guild of Applied Art. The link is the home and the things we use and enjoy in it, from furniture to contemporary glass and ceramics. Explore our selection of sample pieces.

EXPLORE THE COLLECTION

Curator’s tours of the Collection

Photo: four pieces of glass from the Stradling Collection

Beautiful objects, fascinating stories

One of the features of the Stradling Collection is the stories about the objects, the makers, the building and Bristol’s place in craft and design history, all vividly brought to life by our curator, Tanya Martin.

DETAILS AND BOOKING

Education

We welcome visits by groups and individuals to study the collection. We provide workshops and curator-led tours. We also have study rooms available for teachers to hire.

In partnership with universities, colleges and secondary schools, we offer hands-on activities for students as well as work experience opportunities.

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Photo: images of items from the Stradling Collection
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