What’s on at M Shed

Moved by Conflict

EXHIBITION: The First World War had a profound effect on Bristol and its people. Through hundreds of original objects and archives Moved by Conflict explores the physical, social and personal changes made by war.

Behind the scenes tours

TOUR: Join a tour of M Shed’s collection stores and encounter treasures from the city’s industrial and maritime past.

Historical Walk: Old City

Discover a millennium of history on this 1.8 mile walk around the heart of Bristol’s old city.

Train rides

Take a train trip on Britain’s only dockside steam railway behind one of our Bristol-built locomotives.

Mayflower trips

Explore the harbour aboard the world’s oldest steam tug, built in Bristol in 1861.

Research your First World War ancestors

EVENT: Find out how to research your family history linked to the First World War with the Bristol & Avon Family History Society. A Moved by Conflict event.

The Big Draw to The Big Map

FAMILY EVENT: Use drawing to tell your own stories about where you live and your interests with artist Luci Gorell Barnes. Use M Shed’s giant map and neighbourhood displays to inspire you!

Moved by Conflict talks

TALK: Meet the curators who created Moved by Conflict and hear fascinating details about the rich stories connected to some of the most significant exhibits.

Historical Walk: Redcliffe

Venture on our guided walk into the once-autonomous township of Redcliffe, where you will find some of the most impressive remains of historical Bristol.


FAMILY EVENT: Talks, performances and family-friendly activities to celebrate the launch of Desh, a new creative project exploring and celebrating South Asian culture in Bristol and beyond.