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M Shed

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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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It's a 'must visit' place

If you want to know about Bristol then there is no better place than M Shed. Extensive. Good range of subjects. Well done. Nice staff. Puts Bristol in a very good light. And... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What a great exhibition! It shows the history of Bristol but in lots of 'bitesize' pieces so you can either look further into what interests you or move on to the next bit. So much to see (and relive even if you've never been to the area!). We were amazed to find something of this quality in the UK that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you want to know about Bristol then there is no better place than M Shed. Extensive. Good range of subjects. Well done. Nice staff. Puts Bristol in a very good light. And you will enjoy The Harbourside at the same time. Oh - and its free !!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Started to rain so popped into the museum with a 4 and 7 year old . they enjoyed running about and goin on the bus and touching the interactive info while the adults read some of the interesting facts about Bristol. Only stayed until the rain went off about half an hour but don't think its a place for children... More 

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Lydbrook, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I just popped in here in passing. The museum tells the story of Bristol and its people. It is a bit of a jumble at a time, but also quite fascinating. I also enjoyed sitting in the cafe, with its fantastic views of the dockside, complete with steam train going backwards and forwards.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Museum filled with information about Bristol with visiting exhibitions on the 2nd. Also on the 2nd floor you will find access to the roof terrace for spectacular views over Bristol.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Would probably be more interesting if you lived in Bristol and knew all the different areas of the city. Very small section on slavery. Quite interesting to see who came from Bristol.

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Nong Khai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The whole docks /harbourside are is full of fantastic things to do , see , eat , drink or just watch. M Shed is a fabulous place to visit, so many interesting things to see for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I had a day to fill and really enjoyed my walk through the M shed. I'd definitely take my kids there next time as there's plenty to see and do for them.

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stumbled across this museum when walking along the harbour side in Bristol was very interesting reading some of the history about Bristol. The place was well laid out and everthing was arranged to catch your eye.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

They have an old double decker bus that my boys spent over an hour climbing on. Lots for them to touch and explore. Lovely fresh food and good cakes in the cafe. We left with a crying toddler 'I want to go back to the mooseum!' It was a hit

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