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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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Bristol's history in one place

The M:shed is part of Bristol Museums. Whereas the main Bristol Museum has exhibits from a much larger geographic area - the M:shed's focus is almost entirely on Bristol. It... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
ragmantoo
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Wells, United Kingdom
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a large place with lot of items to see and information to read. Children and teenagers might find it very interesting. I was a little disappointed because I was hoping there would be more content aimed towards adults.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really interesting exhibition .It is audio described for the winning entries.We spent a couple of hours perusing.

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Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The M:shed is part of Bristol Museums. Whereas the main Bristol Museum has exhibits from a much larger geographic area - the M:shed's focus is almost entirely on Bristol. It comprehensively covers the social, maritime and industrial history of the city. There are interactive displays for the youngsters (and grown ups!!) although a couple of these were not operating when... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

M Shed is a fab museum/gallery all about Bristol through the ages & other things. It's really interesting for all ages, we've brought our kids as children & now teenagers, grandparents etc, there's some for everyone. The cafe is fab too, a bit expensive but mshed is free so we don't mind. Def a good day out for everyone, especially... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice building and you can go outside the upper floor to get good views of the harbour. The staff were helpful (they had a problem with their credit card machine). The exhibition we attended was busy but manageable, although for people arriving later, there was a 20-40 minute wait to get in. We parked right outside in the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today and were most intrigued by the exhibits. The museum is relatively small but covers a tremendous variety of life and history of Bristol and it's suburbs. A bit more attention needs to be given to a couple of disappointing features: - there were a fair number of interactive displays that were out of order with appropriate notices.... More 

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Mount Dora, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like to know the history of the city you are visiting, as I do, you will love this museum. It only focuses on Bristol and goes from prehistoric times to the present. It has interactive exhibits and pieces of the the city's past preserved and explained. Romans, the Middle Ages, the role of the river, early industry, the... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is located beautiful at the harbour of Bristol. The entrance is free except for some exhibitions. We went to see the wildlife photographer which is very nice.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again been there a few times and while sister off school holidays I thought why not let's take her. Myself like the feature of World War Two stuff tho my sister likes the big double decker but then she doesn't no much about World war 2 although she learnt a bit in school. Anyway war items to different culture stuff... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is great for all the family. I have also taken many college classes and adults with learning disabilities here and all always have a great time. It's great to see and read about the history of Bristol. Nice little cafe too.

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