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M Shed

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Address: Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN, England
Phone Number: +44 117 352 6600
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

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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Interesting local history

We were visiting from out of town, although I'm originally from Bristol. I was fascinated by many of the exhibits, but my daughter was not so engaged. She did enjoy seeing the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Newquay, United Kingdom
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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

we were in Bristol for the first time for 3 nights but in reality only had 2 days to explore the city. Our hotel was on the river side and after a day in the city decided to walk up the river and just to see what there was. We came across the M Shed totally by chance. Debated whether... More 

Thank Jane C
Newquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were visiting from out of town, although I'm originally from Bristol. I was fascinated by many of the exhibits, but my daughter was not so engaged. She did enjoy seeing the Banksy exhibit and listening to the air raid stories in the Andersen shelter - partly because she knows that her grandparents would have experienced those same raids. Wish... More 

Thank ElsieHunter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After a wander around the museum we visited the cafe with two hungry children after we ordered the food the lovely man came out to tell us it would be a longer wait than normal and did we want to change our order, we asked if we could just have some bread to keep the little ones going and he... More 

Thank nadia f
Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wish we had not spent the hour here that we did on our one day visit to Bristol. Go directly to the Brunel ship and skip this place. It is chock full of info about Bristol--more than you ever want to know presented in a very simplistic way. It is a perfect place for kids not so much for adults.... More 

Thank Judgefoodie
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The MShed in Bristol is a very interesting place with a lot of interactive things to do. It has a lot of history and Explains Bristol and its history in a nutshell

Thank Shaunyalad88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of interesting local history with the personal side of the city well documented. Keep an eye out for the bonus Banksy.

Thank David R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, great place with lots to see and do. Has a lovely cafe anda souvenir shop. There is a terrace with a nice panoramic view:)

Thank eb402016
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is meant to be family friendly and there are activities for children. However, I question whether they learn very much and think it becomes a button pushing exercise to see what lights up on various displays. It was much better before the makeover when children could get on board lots of old vehicles.

Thank RosyBristol
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprise number 1 - no entrance fee to pay. Surprise number 2 - the sheer scale and variety of the exhibits. My 2 year old grandson loved the double-decker bus and the numerous interactive displays. Kids (and adults) are encouraged to touch and pick up these objects. Surprise number 3 - a good value cafe. Overall the M Shed is... More 

Thank Namerof
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit with Grandchildren 5 & 3, plenty of hands on stuff for them. All age groups will enjoy. Found that the History of the Bristol riots in 1970's has been made "politically correct."

Thank Graham W

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