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M Shed

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Great place to take the children

There are many interesting things & exhibits to see in this museum, as well as some historic pieces... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mike P
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
A Railway Visit

Went to Bristol for the express reason to travel on the railway but alas because of rain it wasnt... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Howard-Liverpool
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are many interesting things & exhibits to see in this museum, as well as some historic pieces to view. It has some very good displays to have a look round. The whole family both young & old should enjoy a visit to this place.More

Thank Mike P
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mike P, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. You might also enjoy the various rides we offer on our Working Exhibits. These run throughout the year on weekends, subject...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to Bristol for the express reason to travel on the railway but alas because of rain it wasnt running??? People actually will travel in the rain and especially if they have travelled a couple of hundred miles!! Very unhappy as this is standard gauge...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Howard-Liverpool, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed the majority of your visit, in particular our displays and your interactions with the staff, and hope to see you again soon. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment regarding the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went as part of a day out with a 4 year old. Interesting historic items on display and informative...however it does not sufficiently offer a real taste of Bristol or particular exciting. Suitable for all ages.More

Thank Sophiamcj
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Sophiamcj, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed the displays and hope to see you again soon. If you would like to experience more information about the history of Bristol, we do run guided Behind the Scenes tours and Historical...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Overall a good experience. Kids oriented museum. It has a good atmosphere. If you are not a big fan of kids running around you should avoid this place on a rainy Sunday.More

Thank Paolo_Dilo
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Paolo_Dilo, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had a good experience and hope to see you again soon. Perhaps on your next visit, you might benefit from joining one of our Behind the Scenes tours. These are guided tours of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a solo flying parent with my two year old daughter. Free entry but can make a donation for entrance if like. You don't need to visit reception, can go straight into the museum. Lots of things to see and good explanations for all...More

Thank Tuach84
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Tuach84, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Perhaps on your next visit, you and your child might enjoy the rides we offer on our Working Exhibits? These...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

One of those places that all local trivia and other end up in but if well presented gives that moment of insight. "Ship shape and Bristol fashion" in other words neat and tidy. Why? because the fall and rise of the tides prior to the...More

Thank Rod S
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Rod S, Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! As you enjoyed the local trivia, you might benefit from our Behind the Scenes tours. These are guided tours...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Unsure on the purpose of the M Shed. With the amazing and rich history that Bristol has to offer we were a bit surprised in the slap dash way the exhibits are put together and no real order or flow to the things on show....More

Thank ClaireAdamMoss
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear ClaireAdamMoss, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your trip to M Shed. M Shed is a thematic museum and its stories are presented systematically in galleries that explore ‘what makes Bristol Bristol’ from three different perspectives –...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At 11.30 on various days you can take a behind the scenes visit into the store rooms at the M shed museum....Sue was most informative and a brilliant guide.....well worth the hours visit...Free with a choice to donate using gift aidMore

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BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nitramel, Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. You might also enjoy the Historical Walks of Bristol we run from the M Shed - more information can be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only manage to visit the wonderfully dynamic city of Bristol occasionally but I am so glad that I did so last week… the wharf was in action! (pics) This does not happen every week so contact the 'M SHED' Museum for details. The old...More

Thank Jim R
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jim R, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review of your visit. We are thrilled to learn that you've enjoyed the various displays and events we ran in honour of our annual Docks Heritage Weekend. As you were...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eight members of Bristol Brunel Probus Club spent a happy morning here on a private tour. This vaste store houses exhibits not on public display. What did we see? Many fascinating printing presses dating back to 1840, a Sedan chair, Douglas motor bikes,the Duke of...More

1  Thank PGNM
BristolMuseums, Box Office Assistant at M Shed, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear PGNIM, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your time at the M Shed, as well on the Behind the Scenes tour, and hope to see you again soon. If you have...More

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Hello, There is no admission fee for entry to M Shed, we do welcome donations. For some temporary exhibitions we may charge for tickets, or sometimes operate a 'Pay What You Think' scheme where visitors can see the... More
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Hello, There is no admission fee for entry to M Shed, we do welcome donations. For some temporary exhibitions we may charge for tickets, or sometimes operate a 'Pay What You Think' scheme where visitors can see the... More
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