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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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10:00 am - 5:00 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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Great place for rainy days info-tainment

Have been to the M-Shed a number of times, particularly when entertaining visitors from outside of the Bristol area. It's a great place to learn about the social and industrial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Mike M
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been to the M-Shed a number of times, particularly when entertaining visitors from outside of the Bristol area. It's a great place to learn about the social and industrial history of the city. Situated in the heart of the old City Docks, there are great views over the Floating Harbour and the City skyline from the upper floors. There's... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really like this type of museum lots of different exhibits and items that are all well presented. Not to big but seams bigger than it really is. It is a free venue that asks for donationjs which makes it great value for money.

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Thank AlanfromWare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always a good place to visit. Lots of interactive things to do for the kids. Very good for the older ones especially if doing local history. And its free - although I always make a recommended donation. Café and tea room attached, although a little pricey.

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Thank Phil T
Wotton-under-Edge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well laid out, with lots of nostalgia, but felt the £5 a head was a bit dear. Barcode scanner to get in was a pain also.

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Thank Alex T
England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

well organised event in a good quality venue, 3 different rooms/areas were used, good facilities, clean toilets, lovely toilets, good history and map of Bristol

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a walk around the docks in Bristol at the weekend. The weather was great and we called into the M shed for a snack. We had a cream tea which was very nice ,clotted cream and all. They have a good snack menu and are very friendly and accommodating. We then walked around the free Museum attached to the... More 

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Thank David H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The M Shed is Free Entry with an optional donation box at the door. The exhibits are informative and very visual. A great place for all ages to enjoy a walk around, especially on rainy days.

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Thank Terry W
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum for kids and it's free. My sons loves to climb on the bus and play with the hands on facilities. Free and clean toilets. Lovely cafe and shop too.

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Thank Matildea
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is small but excellent. Accross a few floors it is interactive and imaginative. There are some lovely added features - the boats that sit on a window ledge that over looks the real harbour. Hot air balloons that over hang an aerial picture of Bristol, a model railway on the ceiling and an art work made out of... More 

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Thank Liz F
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We never fail to enjoy a trip to the M Shed. Our little boy who is five absolutely loves the ledekka bus and the dressing up box by the old fire engine. Really interesting for adults too to learn about different areas of Bristol. Also has an original Banksy which may please some. A really good vibe generally down that... More 

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