Display: Cabot Circus Archaeology Display – temporary

Until November 2008 Bristol’s City Museum & Art Gallery, front hall, ground floor
Come and see the history of Broadmead and Quakers Friars unearthed! Archaeological excavations were undertaken across the site of the new Cabot Circus scheme to discover explanatory information about the origins of this part of the city before construction work began on the £500 million development. The display features a series of panels that tell the story of how Bristol has evolved since the area was founded in the 12th Century. Visitors will be able to find out about the artefacts and buildings that were uncovered on the site, and learn about medieval craftsmen, the Blackfriars, the first Quaker Meeting House, the rapid expansion of Bristol in the 18th century and the cramped and insanitary living conditions of the Victorian era