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M Shed

Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN , England
+44 117 352 6600
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Ranked #26 of 97 Attractions in Bristol
Type: Museums
Owner description: See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

As a Bristolian, it was great to see so many artifacts about Bristol and local areas, Well presented and informative.

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Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This museum is dedicated to Bristol and its people. Wonderful information about how Bristol grew into a major port and how it has adapted over the years. Lots of exhibits and you get the 'warts and all' history. Admission is free with a request for a £2 donation per person but nobody seems to mind that people walk through without... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was impressed by this museum. There were very detailed exhibits with a lot of background information provided. As a tourist I discovered a lot more about Bristol than the guidebooks let on. It was well worth the visit.

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Mendip Hills Somerset
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72 attraction reviews
312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My husband has wanted to visit for ages, being a bit mobility challenged I was not keen, but free entry, and use of a wheelchair persuaded me to give it a try and I did not regret it. We were greeted by friendly staff, hubby was able to drop me off by the door before parking, a wheelchair was provided... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Good for a couple of hours tells you about the history of Bristol but it seemed to lack some form of atmosphere cafe a bit sparce no atmosphere there. Margaret

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We partnered this trip with seeing SS Great Britain and The Matthew. Children loved M Shed and it was wonderful how interactive it was for the children. It's well worth a visit if you have little ones

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Not what i expected. About "Bristol" but didn't actually cover a lot of the areas in Bristol. Quite a lot of wasted space and some pretty weird "collections". Enjoyed the old engineering pieces and interesting to see a book made of human skin. Wouldn't pay to see this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Looked for the Banksy art here and we couldn't find it. The museum was quite dull and we left after only being there 10 minutes.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I was really looking forward to visiting the "M Shed" and seeing something of the history of Bristol about which I knew a little; I expected to learn more. My first surprise was that, in terms of floor-space, I would say that less than a third was given over to the museum itself. The rest was open reception area or... More 

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

Hi John, Sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your trip to the M Shed but I think that you may have missed some things. Firstly, we do have a slavery section in the Bristol People gallery. With ten displays it goes into great detail about slavery including how many African men, women and children were carried on Bristol boats... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Very, very interesting museum - mostly about Bristols history and history of different areas of Bristol. I loved that there is a lot of things to do also for children and also - museum is for free!

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