The Stradling Collection is a spectacular collection of 20th and 21st Century design and applied arts, containing studio ceramics, Scandinavian and British studio glass and many items of furniture, industrial design, decorative objects, paintings and prints. Of international significance, it is also a wonderful repository of stories about the designers, manufacturers and craftspeople – and the collector himself – all set in the context of Bristol’s place in design history.

The gallery at 48 Park Row features changing displays from the Collection, loan exhibitions which respond to it, or artworks created through our learning programme by children and students engaging with its amazing variety. Sometimes our exhibitions feature all these types of work.

Photograph of various items for the Stradling Collection

As a small charity, we do not get any government support. We rely on the support of our loyal Patrons, Friends and volunteer stewards – and our donors.

Please consider making a donation today to help us continue Ken Stradling’s vision

The link above takes you to PAYA Charity’s MyGivingHub.

You will only need to register if you want to make a regular donation.

There are other ways to support us: you can become a Friend of the Stradling Collection or you can volunteer with us.