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.

Crane trips

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

Historical Walk: Redcliffe

WALK: 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.

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.

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

WALK: 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.

Silent film double bill to mark the First World War

EVENT: A silent film double bill with live musical accompaniment: ‘A Couple of Down and Outs’ (the original War Horse) and Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Shoulder Arms’ – how he won the war for the allies.

Mayflower trips

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

Black and Asian perspectives on WW1

EVENT: Over a million men from the Empire died alongside Europeans in the First World War, yet their stories are little known. Join us for a day of pop talks and creative responses to this hidden loss.