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M Shed

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Address: Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN, England
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+44 117 352 6600
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Very interesting overview of Bristol

My only gripe was that some of the exhibits weren't working. But still, you got a good overview and I really enjoyed looking around. My boys aged 10 and 13 got bored but then... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to see some of the local history in a very fun and interactive way. Has lots to see and I think it's worth having a look at what they have there.

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit her Very informative lovely museum Would definitely recommend you visit if you are in the area It is also free which is fantastic for families.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My only gripe was that some of the exhibits weren't working. But still, you got a good overview and I really enjoyed looking around. My boys aged 10 and 13 got bored but then they do in most historical museums. Cafe was expensive but with free entry to the museum you can't complain really!

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Padua, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It does not often happen that a whole museum is dedicated to the city it is located in, to its customs, history and famous citizens from the past. If you are new to Bristol, or even just visiting for a short period, it might be worthwhile to stop here to get a feeling for where the city is coming from... More 

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit, with children under 8. Clean toilets and working lift. Plenty of hands on activities including an old bus to climb aboard, dressing up, drawing, a docks and cargo toy. Enjoyed the first time so visited again. The Wallace and gromit section was very interesting especially for our budding animator and fan.

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely free attraction. It was very informative and had a lot of "hands on" things to do. Very good, will come here again!

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in as we were passing, I was interested in the wildlife photography exhibition but you had to pay for that so didn't bother. The Bristol Places room had some interesting displays but it was very busy so I couldn't stay long.

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Thank LE4d
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went twice free to get in which is a bonus these days. Museum experience is good. A lot for children to get involved in. The terrace roof gives great views of the harbour and surrounding docklands take your camera. The restaurant is a bit overpriced but they do sell a large number of vegetarian food which is home made. Gets... More 

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this as an afterthought on the way back from the SS Great Britain. Looked worth a visit on the outward walk past but inside was a disappointment. Very disjointed and the whole thing was typified by the enormous aerial/satellite photo set into the centre of the floor of the building. I'm keen on geography and orientated myself using the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'm not sure who this attraction is for. We had hoped to see a little more of the local celebrities, Wallace and Gromit, but alas not a lot. Rather a hotspotch of exhibits so I left the others to have a wander. It didn't take long. An interesting sign in the men's toilet pointed out that the handwashing 'trough' was... More 

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