M Shed

M Shed, Bristol: Hours, Address, M Shed Reviews: 4/5

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Leigh-Harrington
London, UK2,251 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Nice museum of local history which is free entry with fees for special exhibitions. Nice cafe with very nice staff although the Q reader ordering wasn’t easy.
Written January 18, 2022
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LeonieAdele
England, UK11 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
It’s okay. Abit all over the place and there’s quite abit of junk there that they could easily have left out. Unfortunately it’s not suitable for toddlers or children as there’s nothing there for them.
Written January 14, 2022
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JillRidley-S
London, UK27 contributions
Dec 2021
We really enjoyed walking around the permanent exhibits at the M Shed, but what was particularly good was the Colston statue and the articles and information that's been put together with it. I love that the statue is lying down and covered in graffiti - seems appropriate. It's a great talking point and started conversations with our teens about slavery, vandalism, myths and money. Worth a visit for sure.
Written January 7, 2022
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Adam Saun
York, UK181 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
A really insightful museum into the history of the wonderful city of Bristol. The Colston statue was displayed very well.
Written December 27, 2021
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KZ B
Shaker Heights, OH235 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Visited to see the Banksys. Stopped a while to find out about other notable Bristolians. Probably worth a longer visit if you have the time
Written December 15, 2021
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suelaughton
Cheshire, UK62 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
It was Okay, just a bit disjointed. I would prefer a museum that goes through the history in chronological order. Didn’t feel I learnt anything about Bristol.
Written December 11, 2021
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TWheel43
East Molesey, UK120 contributions
Dec 2021
Bristol History at its best, great exhibition. love the photography gallery and local history and displays.
Written December 8, 2021
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Andy W
23 contributions
Nov 2021
Really good history and exhibits. Free entry, but paid the £5 donation as it is much needed to keep this 'museum' going. Learnt so much about the history and culture of Bristol, and also got to see the Calston status in the exhibition on slave trading
Written November 21, 2021
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David C
84 contributions
Nov 2021
This is great and very Bristol centred museum, staff are very helpful. Spacious well laid out and good for access problems
Written November 18, 2021
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Emma M
Midsomer Norton, UK1 contribution
Nov 2021
What a great museum, shame about the cafe. It used to be a lovely place for a quick rest between floors of what's a big museum (if you're with the kids) but now it should be ashamed to occupy the otherwise lively gastronomic quarter of the docks.

If the current owners can't be bothered to run it properly, they should sell it off to someone who wants to do a decent job. Entirely dependent on the QR code online ordering system unlike the sister cafe in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. Totally unnecessary. After a rude encounter with staff who dismissed us, muttering about QR codes, we voted with our feet and went to Brunel's Buttery instead.
Written November 13, 2021
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Hi Emma, I am sorry to hear about your experience when visiting M Shed cafe. The safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority. We are continuing to follow COVID regulations to ensure we do everything we can to keep you safe - this includes using an online ordering system. I apologise for the difficulties you encountered; we will take your feedback on board and endeavour to improve our service. We are steadily reintroducing some counter service so we can accommodate customers without smartphones. We also now provide printed menus. Please ask a member of cafe staff during your visit and we would be happy to help. We would love to welcome you back and make sure your visit is an enjoyable experience.
Written November 26, 2021
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