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M Shed

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Princes Wharf
Wapping Road

M Shed is an exciting and innovative new museum for Bristol.

Housed inside a 1950s transit shed [originally called M Shed], on Bristol's historic wharf, this landmark museum explores the city's history from prehistoric times to the 21st century.

It is a lively, contemporary museum, free to the public, full of fascinating collections and stories of the people who shaped the city.

Visitors are able to:
  • Explore over 2000 years of Bristol's history
  • Access over 150 restored and digitalised films
  • Uncover Bristol's trading past and its role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Explore the city's war-time experiences, industrial heritage and engineering history
  • Discover things made in Bristol from its music and art to industry and technology
  • See over 3000 objects from the city's museum and archive collections
  • Enjoy a programme of local, national and international exhibitions

There are also working exhibits on the harbourside including steamboats, trains and cranes as well as a café that opens out onto a public square on the dockside.

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The Museum is easy to find just look for the huge quayside cranes which stand outside the building.

M Shed is located on the harbourside and is a 5 /10 minute walk from the city centre or 20 minute walk from Temple Meads Train Station.

M Shed Postcode for SatNav: BS1 4RN


+44 (0)117 352 6600

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