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Address: Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN , England
Phone Number: +44 117 352 6600
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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Lots to see, and it's free.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Lydbrook, England, United Kingdom
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Lydbrook, England, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

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
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Really nicely done. Everything is set out well and there is so much information you will lose track of time. I went during the week so as to avoid hoards of children but it is spacious so I don't think it would be too crowded.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great little play area for under fives (toys, doll house, duplo etc) really interesting exhibits, great spacious cafe with homemade cakes and table toys.

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Milton Keynes, UK
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71 reviews 71 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Walk down form the SS Great Britain, past the quay cranes (which one of you can view from the cab for £2). Comprehensive story of Bristol - must see to get the flavor and passion of the city.

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