What’s on at M Shed

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.

John King trips

Take a trip on the harbour on this 1935 diesel tug – built to tow cargo ships from Bristol City Docks to the mouth of the River Avon.

Crane visits

Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits!

Docks Heritage Weekend

EVENT: Join us for Docks Heritage Weekend- a celebration of Bristol’s recent maritime past with events for all ages at M Shed and Underfall Yard.


See the amazing knitted city of Briswool in all its woolly splendour. Explore the city, spot the landmarks and make your own woolly additions.

Historical Walk: Floating Harbour

Join our expert guides as they take you on a trip into Bristol’s old docklands, pointing out its maritime heritage and supplementing the tour with a wealth of fascinating photographs and maps.

Train rides

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

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.

Moved by Conflict schools conference

CONFERENCE: This one day schools conference examines and expands on themes within the Moved by Conflict exhibition through a mixture of presentations, workshops and a panel discussion.

Historical Walk: Victoria Park

Discover how Bedminster evolved from a rural Somerset parish to a bustling industrial town and the inevitable impact that this had on public health on this three mile walk.