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M Shed

Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN , England
+44 117 352 6600
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Ranked #31 of 145 Attractions in Bristol
Type: Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Oosterbeek, The Netherlands
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This is not a collection, this is the testament of a mad hoarder. A bit of this, bit of that, and of nothing in particular. Arranged with no method I could possibly see, just items heaped together. It's as if Bristol is trying desperately to convince you: I'm important! Look at all this stuff I collected! Look at meeeee!!! It's... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The main idea of this museum is to show history of Bristol. You will get a shallow view on everything related to the city, but do not expect too much. If you've got kids, they will get bored quickly (how long can you roam around Bristol's satellite map printed on the floor?). Don't forget it is closed on Mondays in... More

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Bristol
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I had been to M shed when it first opened and was distinctly underwhelmed. I do like to give things a chance so went with the family in case it was just me but no even the children were bored out of their trees in pretty short order. We certainly encountered a rare and quirky layout rather than objects without... More

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

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that you weren't impressed by the M Shed. If you are looking for something a bit more like the Industrial Museum we run tours of our stores five times a week that may be more to your liking. I have included a link to more information about it. I hope you will give us another... More

Norwich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to Bristol and The M shed was a great way to learn more about the place. There were lots of interesting displays with an interactive element, making it great for kids as well as adults. The balcony on the top floor was a perfect place to get a Birdseye view across the harbour. I would... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We first went on a boat ride. It was quite good. There is a fee. Just don't sit too near the chimney as it suddenly started spouting out bits of coal mid way. Definitely don't rub it into your clothes! The views were good and the people were very friendly. We went down into the boat and they showed us... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great little museum, explaining the history of bristol. Old cranes out the front of the museum are interesting to watch.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have visited M Shed several times, it is a great free day out, lots of interesting interactive things to do. It is very accessible for disabled people, lifts, disabled toilets at different locations, straight floor and very interactive and tactile for blind people. Nice cafe and shop, car parking behind M Shed, with disabled car parking although at a... More

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Salisbury
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103 reviews 103 reviews
83 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I couldn't not fault it, how can you when it is free! I am used to paying at least £5 to get in a museum. It was much larger than I expected and we did not spend enough time there to do it justice. The interactive things downstairs are great for the children. There is a lot of information in... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Came here for a private function recently and was really welcomed and well hosted. Also came to the museum with family and the kids loved looking at Bristol through the ages. Great day out, would go again!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The main exhibitions are well laid out and interesting. If you appreciate a closer look at industrial artefacts try to visit on a day when there is a tour of the stores.

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