24 May—7 September 2014

Wallace & Gromit from the drawing board

Immerse yourself in the story making process of Aardman’s award-winning Wallace & Gromit films in this cracking new summer exhibition!

Wander through a home developed by Aardman, especially for M Shed, and experience the quirky and the unexpected. Find out how the funny storylines are created, what inspires their Bristol based makers and see how the much loved characters have developed over time.

Marvel at instantly recognisable film sets, Nick Park’s notebook and see the actual ‘rocket’ from a Grand Day Out. Scribble and sketch your own story in the Dining Room.

Spark your inventive flair as you search for museum objects and contraptions. Don’t miss the rare chance to see a real Oscar® and don’t leave without having your photo taken next to the famous comedy duo… say cheese!

Come and celebrate the stories and creative talent behind Wallace & Gromit on the 25th anniversary of their first ever film release.

This must see exhibition has been especially created for M Shed by Aardman Animations and Cod Steaks – the company behind many of the Aardman sets you see on screen.

Merlin Crossingham, Creative Director of Wallace & Gromit at Aardman Animations has kindly written us a guest blog – have a read: Behind the scenes with Wallace & Gromit’s Creative Director


Pop by M Shop on the ground floor for special Aardman souvenirs to take home.


The exhibition is supported by a programme of events and activities. See what’s on for details.

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With thanks to:
Exhibition Sponsors: TLT Solicitors and Edge Tax
Education Sponsor: Bristol Water


Image credit: Wallace & Gromit © Aardman Animations Ltd 2014.