Discovering Bristol - an online history of the port and its people

Bristol and Transatlantic Slavery

Find out about Bristol’s role in the transatlantic slave trade. Who was involved, what was bought and sold, who stopped it, and what is the effect of the trade today?

Incense burner belonging to altar set

Glass from China

Find out about Bristol’s rare collection of Chinese glass. What kinds of objects does it include, how were they made and how were they used? 180 pieces from the 300-strong collection are on display in the Chinese Glass gallery at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.