What’s on at M Shed

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.

Historical Walk: Old City

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

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.

Pyronaut trips

Take a boat trip with a difference! Watch the powerful water cannon at work on Bristol’s former fire boat, during a trip around the docks that she was built to protect.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.