Please note the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum (BECM) is now closed. In Spring 2012 the museum’s collections transferred to Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archive Service (BMGA). BMGA is part of Bristol City Council.


The transfer took place following a decision that the planned move of BECM to London was no longer possible. The transfer has enabled the collections to be retained in Bristol and become an integral part of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives’ priorities for research, education and public display.

BMGA’s Learning team are pleased to answer any enquiries about the resources on this website. Please contact us at Contact the museum

More information about the transfer

For more archive images visit: www.imagesofempire.com

Learning & Teaching

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