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M Shed

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Address: Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN, England
Phone Number: +44 117 352 6600
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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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Enough to keep the kids entertained for an hour

I take the kids here once every few months and never disappointed. Displays are often updated so there's always something new to see. Kids love going on the old bus and finding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
sheps86
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was great it is good for all ages lots to see and do tells you a lot about Bristol children would love it

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Thank Andrena H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting. Will definitely go back. Love the fact that it is donations to go in. Very informative about Bristol.

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

Dear Rebecca Thank you for your review and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and our galleries exploring Bristol's culture past and present. We look forward to welcoming you back soon - Best wishes Rachel Entwistle Assistant Duty Officer M Shed More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in Bristol for an event across the water at the Watershed, so this was a bonus. If you've been to the Herbert Museum in Coventry, this is a similar experience. The little steam train that runs from outside the museum was running on the Saturday we visited. It's a £3 return and takes around 15 minutes. This is... More 

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

Dear CockneyBrum Thank you for your review and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed the galleries and activities that M Shed has to offer, including the train rides! We look forward to welcoming back again soon and, if of interest, our next exhibition on the 2nd floor will be Wildlife Photographer of the Year from 12 November - 5... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter, her friends, their Mums & I visited M Shed for SharkFest. £10 per adult & children under 16 free. Really good value, lots of information, freebies, for want of a better word lectures. Incredibly informative day. Thank you M Shed for holding the first ever SharkFest in the UK.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had a lovely afternoon exploring this museum. Very considerate and helpful staff that are happy to help

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

Dear Fiona & Mel Thank you for your review and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your afternoon at M Shed and I shall pass on your feedback to our Visitor Assistant team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon - Best wishes Rachel Entwistle Assistant Duty Officer M Shed More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I take the kids here once every few months and never disappointed. Displays are often updated so there's always something new to see. Kids love going on the old bus and finding our house on the big map of Bristol on the floor! Staff are always around to answer questions too

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Thank sheps86
BristolMuseums, Front Office Manager at M Shed, responded to this review

Dear Sheps86 Thank you for your review and it's wonderful to hear that you enjoy regular visits to M Shed and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon - Best wishes Rachel Entwistle Assistant Duty Officer More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

on the harbour side this museum tells you all about Bristol and its areas, famous people and history. Its easy to walk around and i found it really helpful to discover a bit about the city i was visiting.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in as we were passing and found the exhibits all interesting as these were in the free part. We didn't pay to see the other things in here.

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Thank Longlegs1969
Ashtead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking to the SS Great Britain when we passed the M Shed. Some of the exhibits are free but some you have to pay for. Despite it being a Saturday the museum was fairly quiet. I don't know much about the history of Bristol and thought the museum gave a good overview of it. We also stopped off... More 

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

Dear Biggsy Thank you for your review and we're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit last week and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon - Best wishes Rachel Entwistle Assistant Duty Officer M Shed More 

Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Saturday so they were very busy but the staff were absolutely superb. Everyone was extremely helpful and pleasant and we were allowed time to investigate the museum and even to take a peak at the paid for part to see whether we wanted to go ahead and purchase tickets. The café was well used and reasonable... More 

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