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M Shed

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Address: Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN , England
Phone Number: +44 117 352 6600
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories...
See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects and add your own memories of Bristol through the interactive displays. From prehistoric times to the present day, M Shed tells the story of the city and its unique place in the world.
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Good day out

Often visit the mshed as I live in the area,my only point for improvement would be to change things round a bit, every time we visit it always looks the same - why not get some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Burgess Hill
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121 reviews 121 reviews
58 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Free to enter, there are permanent exhibitions of Bristol places, people and voices which bring this fascinating city and its history to life. And it doesn't duck the awkward bits, like the fortunes founded on slavery. There are occasional temporary exhibitions and on certain days you can also have rides on their steam trains and boats, and see their electric... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Often visit the mshed as I live in the area,my only point for improvement would be to change things round a bit, every time we visit it always looks the same - why not get some additional exhibits that change every 6 months or so? Well worth a visit if in Bristol though!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It is one of the free museum in Bristol. I enjoyed particularly the exhibition about Bristol history; its different people and different area of the city each of one peculiar for one reason. A pleasant couple of house to spent wondering in the past and looking at the future of this city.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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110 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

In an old transit shed - M shed is an entertaining way to visit the history of Bristol. And from time to time - steam trains steam. Really well displayed and good for all ages

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

In my opinion, more reliably interesting than the museum on the triangle. Exhibitions are on the history of Bristol. Plenty to see for adults and kids.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great museum focusing on Bristol, its history, trade and people. The human skinned book made from the remains of one of the cities executed felons is somewhat macabre, but the museum does offer a great insight into Bristols history

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Wanted to give visitors a little I site to Bristol., everyone seem to enjoy the visit,loads to see and do. The children loved the fact everything is accessible

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

An excellent museum on the history of Bristol. The exhibit on the slave trade and the impact (past and present) it had on the city was really well done. The Banksy and the Wallace and Gromit pieces are particular highlights. As a tourist, a few of the exhibits in the "places" gallery would only be of interest to locals but... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Very interesting museum situated in a dockside warehouse. Free entrance. The history of the floating harbour is fascinating. Great selection of exhibits and features. Nice cafe. No notices prohibiting photography but when I took a flash photograph of the rather large Bristol Lodekka double deck bus, a staff member jumped up and told me to switch the flash off. My... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The saying you 'don't get something for nothing' isn't often proved wrong but at the M Shed it certainly is. I would recommend at least a couple of hours to do the museum justice, however if visiting with a small child that maybe shortened quite a bit. I particularly enjoyed the displays showing the industrial history of the city. To... More 

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Additional Information about M Shed

Address: Address: Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN , England
Phone Number: +44 117 352 6600
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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