• © Marcus Reville

  • © Jon Craig

  • © Quintin Lake

M Shed

  • Saturday 10AM - 5PM
  • Sunday 10AM - 5PM

Venue number: 37

M Shed

  • Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Venue number: 37

  • © Marcus Reville

  • © Jon Craig

  • © Quintin Lake

M Shed



Get behind the scenes of one of Bristol’s most visited venues.


Guided tours: Access the M Shed storerooms and view treasures from their social, industrial and maritime history collections. Discover the treasures in store in the huge back rooms, ranging from uniform buttons to heavy machinery and from cigarette packets to huge works of art.


Talk to the curators about their work and meet the volunteers whose efforts keep the working exhibits operating. In addition to M shed’s normal programme of tours, explore this venue from a new perspective on two special tours running this weekend:


Saturday tour:

Take a closer look: A tour of the M Shed galleries. 3.30pm


Sunday tour:

Women of Bristol: A tour of the M Shed galleries. 3.30pm


And… why not take a trip on Bristol Harbour Railway, the Museum’s steam train?

Key Information

  • Address Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, BS1 4RN
  • More info M shed will be open and will run guided tours as per normal M shed programme on Friday.
  • Map Map coming soon!
  • Amenities
    Accessible toilet
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Partial Wheelchair access
    Baby changing facilities
    Pram friendly

Design Information

  • Built1950
  • Designed byArchitect: LAB Architects (restoration)
  • Building styleUtilitarian

A former dockside transit shed converted into a cutting-edge 21st century history museum by LAB Architects.


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