M Shed | Day Out With The Kids

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M Shed

  • Bristol
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

M Shed is a museum dedicated to telling the story of the history of the city of Bristol in both war and peace time, with additional bonuses like buried treasure to dig up, a Thecodontosaurus to marvel at, plus their working exhibits of cranes, trains and boats can be ridden by guests!

Their 3 galleries reveal the fascinating story of the city from prehistoric times to the present day, plus film and photograph visual displays, moving audio of historic locals' personal stories. You can also encounter rare and quirky objects to try and identify and add your own memories and impressions of the city through their cool interactive displays.

Highlights include rides on the working exhibits and interactive displays in the galleries or discover the museum's hidden depths with a Family Explorer Kit!

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, Somerset and Bristol, BS1 4RN, England

Phone number

0117 352 6600



Click here to visit M Shed's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, M Shed is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

M Shed has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

M Shed has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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