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M Shed

Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN, England
+44 117 352 6600
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Went to see the wildlife photographer of the year exhibit

Local exhibits are held here, I have been for the artsy Christmas market and also the wildlife... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Emma N
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Interesting to all ages

Spent a while in here. Has various exhibits from different eras, Interactive aspect makes it more... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
00756
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Stafford, 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 city and its unique place in the world.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“free museum” (59 reviews)
“bristol life” (29 reviews)
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Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN, England
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+44 117 352 6600
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"free museum"
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"modern museum"
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"local history"
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"interactive displays"
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"all ages"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Local exhibits are held here, I have been for the artsy Christmas market and also the wildlife photographer of the year. Exhibition space is excellent and there is often queue controlled entry so you can make the best of the exhibits. The building also has...More

Thank Emma N
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Spent a while in here. Has various exhibits from different eras, Interactive aspect makes it more appealing to younger generation too. Sat for a short while on the old bus thinking back to how transport has changed. The large map of Bristol on the floor...More

Thank 00756
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is located on the wharf side in an old transit shed and entrance is free. They ask you to make a donation based on what you think your visit was worth. The displays are quite modern in form and appearance and cover Bristol...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

M Shed is right on the floating harbour and is well set up and laid out with a free permanent exhibition about Bristol’s history and often has great temporary exhibitions which you have to pay to get it. I always love the Wildlife Photographer of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed our visit to the M Shed, great history of Bristol, fascinating exhibits and artefacts. The venu is split into various sections which work very well. I would highly recommend for locals as well and tourists there is so much to learn!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the exhibition. Great g of music in Bristol through the ages, fun and informative. Great going out onto rooftop area and looking over Bristol

Thank Beekay_Dagenham
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Free to enter museum that tells you about Bristol life in the past, its harbour and industries. Has a double decker bus that can be entered. Nice cafe with home made cake.More

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

Dear Trufflesnuffler, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! Perhaps, as you enjoyed learning about Bristol's industries and harbour, you may benefit from the Behind the Scenes tours we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting museum with lots of exhibits and introduction to the area. The museum itself isn't huge and can be covered fairly quickly, but it's free which is a plus. There is also a Banksy piece on the inside which is interesting. After visiting, it's...More

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

Thank you for your positive review of our museum. It sounds like you enjoyed your visit and as you say, we have a great location on the Harbourside. We don't charge admission but we always welcome donations. I hope we see you again soon at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

MShed was excellent. We completed it in just under 3 hours. Covers aspects such as gay liberation history, suffrage, as well as pre-Roman and Transatlantic Trade era. In fact, MShed was the first place I've been to that has really covered debates and topics openly...More

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

Thank you for your very positive review of M Shed. As you say, the museum covers a wide variety of topics related to Bristol's history. We have lots of school groups visiting us and we offer workshops on subjects such as World War 2. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely surprise to find out that it was free to go in. Just gave a donation when leaving. Lot's to see and read about. Spent about an hour and a half looking at everything.

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

Thank you for your positive feedback and also for making a donation; we are very grateful for the funds we receive from visitors. I hope we see you back in the museum in the near future. Regards May Banting Box Office Assistant

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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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