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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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Well worth a visit

Especially if it raining. The views from the top are great, seeing the gantry cranes in detail. Bristol riots, engines, bikes, cigarettes, and chocolate are all there. Avoid... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Especially if it raining. The views from the top are great, seeing the gantry cranes in detail. Bristol riots, engines, bikes, cigarettes, and chocolate are all there. Avoid school holidays.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth a visit - some very interesting old memorabilia and local history. Particularly liked the old bicycles and double decker bus - great fun for children.

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San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

M Shed is really the local attraction to see in Bristol. Its catalogs the living history of this riverside city through exhibits and art. There is no fee for entry and it's home to a fun gift shop full of unique items from notable community artists - including Banksy. If museums are not your thing, there is always the M... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed a couple of hours here. Very well assembled, displayed, curated and explained. As good a local or region exhibition as I have ever seen.

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Bristol, England
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Of especial interest to Bristolians but plenty there for visitors. Great location on harbour side. Nice cafe and good views from roof terrace. Free admission.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great interactive exhibits, been multiple times, always something new, in a beautiful spot along the river. Plenty of places to eat and drink as well.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

On a cold wet day we spent hours viewing exhibitions for free. Truly a great way to fill a couple of hours, take your time to take it in.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This free museum was a great stop while we spent a day in Bristol. Really wonderful exhibits and learned a lot about how national and international events impacted the locals (and how they, in turn, impacted the nation back). Really impressed!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Never been before and have lived in bristol all my life, thought I better go! We really enjoyed it and could totally follow the slightly mish mash feel of the place. Loved the interactive screens that had bristol people talk about things. Bristol has so much going for it. Engineering of all kinds and Morph, Wallace and grommet were all... More 

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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

First visited here when they had a chocolate exhibition on the top floor which was pretty good. Later visited again and really enjoyed what the M shed had on show. My particular favourites are the hot air balloons hanging from the ceiling and the giant map of Bristol on the floor (I found my house!). Also visited during the gromit... More 

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