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Address: Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN , England
Phone Number: +44 117 352 6600
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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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Interesting history re Bristol

You can spend at least half a day there, taking in info re the past and development if Bristol. It's enjoyable and there is a nice small cafe with friendly staff. Staff at the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2015
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

You can spend at least half a day there, taking in info re the past and development if Bristol. It's enjoyable and there is a nice small cafe with friendly staff. Staff at the info area is also very approachable. Watch out for the screaming kids on a Saturday, don't choose a weekend if noise is not your thing.

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Surrey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This really is a splendid example of what a local Museum should be. It provided hours of very interesting information. The restaurant Cafe provides very good snacks at a reasonable price.

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Brilliant museum. One of my favorite museums of local history.Lots to see and provoke those memories. One or two interactive exhibits needed a little maintenance. And a great cafe!

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Bournemouth
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It would be easy to spend all day here as there is so much to see and do. All ages are catered for and the exhibits are well-presented and interesting. I particularly like the accounts of the war given by people who lived through it - interesting anecdotes made it all so much more real. This would be an ideal... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Moved by Conflict, the current exhibition at the M-shed was moving and thought provoking. It included interactive characters from a range of backgrounds who experienced the First World War in different ways, from conscientious objection to death in the trenches. Well worth a visit and tickets are reusable.

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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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181 reviews 181 reviews
72 attraction reviews
314 helpful votes 314 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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22 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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