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M Shed, Bristol

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Located on the docks beside the floating harbor, M Shed tells the story of the historic city of Bristol. Situated in a converted transit shed, the museum reveals the city's character through a combination of media in three different galleries. The museum's exhibits combine video, photography, interactive features, and displays of over 3,000 artifacts. With exhibits ranging from the prehistoric era to the city's involvement in slave trading to modern-day Bristol, you get a genuine feel for this important port city. For an unobstructed view of the rivers and canals, head to the top floor and enjoy the vista. Put M Shed on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Bristol online travel planner .
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  • Anything that is free is worth a look - the suggested £5 donation is worth it( if you bother ) - and you'll realise just how important Bristol is and has been in the history of England. Not ashamed/ e...  more »
  • I found the external part of the building very interesting, but was disappointed with the content of the museum, as it felt very muddled in its approach.  more »
  • The M Shed museum allows you to see pretty intersting things, especially about the story of Bristol’s city. This museum is really fun, there’s many playful activities to do. You can see, touch, smell ...  more »
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  • The M Shed is another fantastic free museum showcasing a fascinating collection of Bristol memorabilia. My young daughter loves it there. It is a great way to invest a couple of hours of time if you are visiting the city centre. The cafe is spacious and has some good items on the menu, and the views from the cafe across the waterfront are beautiful.
  • Visited the Wildlife Photography Exhibition 2017. Worth a visit. M Shed is also a lovely building and Bristol museum hosing the people and places of Bristol. Take a walk outside on the top floor balcony. Stunning views of Bristol near and far. Fantastic view and feel of the steam from the steam train.
  • First visit to Bristol. Found the M shed to be a vibrant and enjoyable way to learn about the city, its history, areas and also its future which i found novel. Certainly this isn't a stuffy or formalised museum. My kids absolutely loved the travelling display of skeletons and the interactive learning experience. The best bit of science they've done in ages. Around the M shed are plenty of other activities so i would definitely recommend a visit.
  • Very interesting, good review of Bristol's history. Nice cafe. Enjoy a lovely walk along the harbourside as well. A very good afternoon out.
  • It is entertaining for all ages and it is free. What's not to like. Great way to break up a harbour side walk

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