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Address: Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN, England
Phone Number: +44 117 352 6600
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 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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Worn out and broken things let it down

This is a free museum,it's part of the council's gift to the people of Bristol....it's warm,it's out of the rain and it's safe... There is much to see and do, the attractions are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Andrew B
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is far more than a museum with a wide variety of experiences, material and history on show. It will appeal to all ages and is great for a quick visit or more detailed study. The outside attractions: cranes; boats; and train add to the fun at most times of year.

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Thank biggreentravel
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a free museum,it's part of the council's gift to the people of Bristol....it's warm,it's out of the rain and it's safe... There is much to see and do, the attractions are very good but with most of the buttons and telephones that provide audio information being in a very bad state of disrepair which very much let's it... More 

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Thank Andrew B
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well laid out, great exhibits and we'll worth a visit. Great views over the harbour from the top too!

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Thank Gemma L
Neath, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a good look around M shed it gave a good insight of the passed period of time around the area, We spent the day around the area, The Train ride from the M shed up to the Brunels steam ship was good ,this gave you an idea how busy the docks area was

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Thank bigjohn53
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Makes. A great way to get the kids out and teach them stuff, lovely location by the docks too. Nice cafe with a few vegan options available.

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Thank tripitaka G
Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of art and culture. You can also find the Banksy Grim reaper painting here. Lots to see and do. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Sn0wy111
Bournemouth
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eclectic bar/restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food is lovely with great options, and the outside deck area has wonderful views of the river and parts of the City.

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Thank SteveMacfromBoscombe
BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at M Shed, responded to this review

Dear Steve Thank you for your review and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to M Shed and M Shed Café - We hope to welcome you back again soon - Best wishes Rachel Entwistle Assistant Duty Officer More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The M Shed is free, which is always good, but after visiting I just didn't feel that I had enjoyed it all that much. There are three galleries - Places, People and Life with different focuses in each. The Places gallery on the ground floor is the largest and seems most geared up for children. There were a lot of... More 

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Thank Rob T
BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at M Shed, responded to this review

Dear Rob Thank you for your review and recent visit to M Shed. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't have the optimum experience, however your feedback is greatly valued and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed the M Shed Café. We hope to have to opportunity to welcome you back to the Café or one of our events... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a free museum. It's not very big. You can learn history of Bristol. But I am not very interested into museum. If you have time, you can pay a visit.

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Thank Bingshan
Northampton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here a number of times and we are never disappointed with the standard displays and the exhibitions. Good cafe and a shop as well and near a range of other attractions. It is near the Arnolfini and the harbourside which includes the SS Great Britain.

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Thank Mark V
BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at M Shed, responded to this review

Dear Mark Thank you for your review and it's wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed multiple visits to M Shed. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon - Best wishes Rachel Entwistle Assistant Duty Officer More 

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