11 October—1 March 2015

Moved by Conflict

This exhibition has now finished.

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.

In association with Bristol Old Vic, people’s stories reveal how local lives have been altered by the turmoil of war. This moving and informative exhibition will take you from Bristol in the early 1900s and its position in the British Empire, through 1914–1918, to people in the city today affected by current global conflicts.

Download a map of the Moved by Conflict exhibition (PDF)

The exhibition is aimed at adults and children aged 10+.

Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives is a partner in Bristol 2014, an extensive programme of activity marking the centenary of the start of the First World War in the City.

Presented in partnership with Bristol Cultural Development Partnership. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.

Schools and teaching resources

We’ve developed a new workshop, Lives Changed Forever – Bristol & the First World War, in partnership with Show of Strength Theatre Company. Suitable for Year 6-11, the workshop explores the impact of the First World War on people’s lives in the city and is available until March 2015. See the M Shed Learning section or contact us for further details and to book.

Join the conversation

We’d like to know what you thought of the exhibition. Tell us on Twitter @mshedbristol  #MovedbyConflict


With thanks to

Exhibition Sponsor: Sanlam