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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 - 6:00 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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A enjoyable visit

We made a wrong turn and came across this museum so decided to take a look it was free so always a bonus. It was a very good fun, interesting and informative about Bristol. Well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Don029
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Leeds
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Leeds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a wrong turn and came across this museum so decided to take a look it was free so always a bonus. It was a very good fun, interesting and informative about Bristol. Well worth a visit we could of stopped longer but it was due to close I would definitely visit again when visiting Bristol.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

there was a recent show of Bristol Knitted i really enjoyed the display, and what talented people the knitted, things like the suspension bridge, Templemeads train station and the rest we could do with more shows like that

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Forest Gate
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the visit but found it rather hit or miss. Some of the exhibits were fascinating but most were not. Probably me. First floor better than ground. I did run out of time. Allow at least 2 hours.

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Thank grayee1962
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An interesting, and sometimes surprising, exhibition of nostalgia which covers several aspects of Bristol's history from purely domestic to industry and commerce. Superb display of artefacts and written history which, while fascinating to younger people, holds vivid memories for older people who will have lived through some of the times and events on show.

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Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had a fantastic time at M Shed with its relaxed atmosphere and family friendly orientation. The exhibits were of a very high quality and suitable for all ages; although our family consisted of adults there was plenty for young children. The upside was also that it was a free exhibit. This was a great way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brilliant free day out to see all the history of bristol. The m shed is just full of history to look at and enjoy. I would donate to keep all the history maintained

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Thank James W
Wales UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited here on a recent visit to Bristol. It is entirely free and great for kids. There was lots for them to do and to learn on the history of Bristol. Well worth a visit.

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Thank RAC42
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great photos, exhibition and history of Bristol in a relaxed atmosphere. Great disabled facilities and very helpful staff.

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A fascinating insight into the events, people and history of Bristol. Lift accessible to all areas for disabled visitors and a section aimed at the younger visitors. Well worth a visit even if the weather is fine.

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

Part of the harbourside heritage site, M Shed is a museum of the people of Bristol, their politics, industry and inventiveness. We took about two hours to explore: Bristolians might want longer! Free admission, closed Mondays in term-time.

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