Yearly Archives: 2015

Sir David Attenborough lends a giant egg to M Shed

A very special loan features in the exhibition Nature, Camera, Action! The secrets of making incredible wildlife films at M Shed. Sir David Attenborough, probably the best known and most widely respected wildlife presenter in the world, has lent us his …

The beautiful Broughton Herbarium is now online

The Broughton Herbarium is a collection of beautiful pressed plants from Bristol and Jamaica collected by Dr Arthur Broughton (1758–1796), a local physician in the 18th century.

M Shed’s Historical Walks: Windmill Hill

by Caroline Levett, M Shed volunteer and walk guide The Windmill Hill walk covers the history of Bedminster, showing how it evolved from a rural Somerset town to Bristol’s most famous industrial suburb. Along the way, we highlight some of the key f…

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery selected to host Masterpiece tour

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is delighted to have been selected to host Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 63 as part of the National Gallery’s Masterpiece Tour. Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 63, a much-loved work from the Nation…

M Shed’s Historical Walks: Redcliffe

by Nic Billane, M Shed volunteer and walk guide The Redcliffe guided walks take you through the once-autonomous township of Redcliffe, where you can find some of the most impressive remains of the city. Walkers will encounter a variety of historic …

Behind the camera with Charlotte Scott

Charlotte Scott, Producer / Director at BBC Natural History Unit takes us behind the camera and describes what it’s like to make wildlife films… I currently work at the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol and last year I had a phone call sa…

Bristol’s Rialto Bridge needs conserving

Bristol has its very own Rialto Bridge, in the form of a wonderful 18th century painting by the Italian artist Michele Marieschi.