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.

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.

Xmas Steam Up

Come and learn to drive a railway engine and the steam crane, and take away a certificate to prove it! The perfect antidote to festive shopping or an early Christmas present.

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: 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.

Historical Walk: Floating Harbour

WALK: 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.

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.

City Docks to Harbourside

SEMINAR: On the 40th anniversary of the closure of Bristol’s City Docks, Andy King looks at the reasons behind the closure, the end of the way of life associated with them and the politics and plans that created the Harbour that we see today.

Historical Walk: Old City

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

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.