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M Shed

Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN , England
0117 352 6600
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Ranked #32 of 137 attractions in Bristol
Type: Museums
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We went here only to visit the Wallace and Gromit exhibition which is running until 7th September and mainly because on the day we went it was free entry. We didn't visit any of the other exhibitions so we can't comment on them but the one we did see was good if not a little small. The location for the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
43 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Hey, lot's free! ( contributions welcome) but you get history of Bristol, lots of info and good way to pass some time. They have pay per attractions too. but if you want some knowledge of the docks, it's good (they don't show much of the old slave part of Bristol, or the legend of blackbeard, but more modern, totally covered)... More

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

One of the best local museums we have ever visited. Great stories from local people with lots of interactive exhibits to engage young and old visitors. particularly good is the way Bristol suburbs are presented. Surprised not to see more about Concord?

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Perth, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Walked passed the M Shed, saw it was for free and decided to go in. Informative exhibition about Bristol and its history. I probably spend a bit over an hour there wandering through. Some interesting background information specially if you aren't from Bristol. Nice views of the harbour and Bristol from the top floor.

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Phuket, Thailand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I took my daughter to visit the m shed and we both loved it! Entrance is free, however there is currently a Wallace and grommit display to which there was a 5.90 charge for adults and 2.95 for teens, it's well worth it though. The museum is spread over 3 floors and there is so much to see, this really... More

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Montpelier, Bristol
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I do miss the dingy Industrial Museum, however, this building probably lures more people in due to its brighter exterior and large glass frontage. Was disappointed on my initial visit - as previously mentioned - it's a bit of a mish-mash, and sadly now more telling than showing - the Council sent the less pretty and many larger items (luckily... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went in to have a look round of the free exhibitions of Bristol and it's people and places. I did not enjoy it and wouldn't bother again. Lots of noisy bored children, not enjoying it either. Two large floors of jumbled up exhibits, of all different times and places.

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BristolMuseums, Visitor Services at M Shed, responded to this review

Hi Nina, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your visit. It can get very busy during school holidays here, if you come during term time especially in the afternoons you might be able to enjoy it more. I hope you give us another chance if you are in the area. Sincerely, Justin Searle Visitor Services More

High Wycombe
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I was wandering down on the harbourside and decided to pop in for a quick look around. Spent an hour or so in there. Very good exhibition about Bristol's history and the people who made it. On the top floor is a pay to enter Wallace and Gromit 'exhibition' which was a bit disappointing as it's not very large although... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is a free museum on the quay side, there are special exhibitions but these have to be paid for. Although the exhibits are well displayed I found that unless you actually lived in Bristol it held little interest.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Only popped in as we were passing and already feeling rather museum-ed out for the day, but was impressed with the little I saw and will definitely return. That is the great thing about free museums, you can just drop in for quick taster or the help children find out something for a school project. It is a shame that... More

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