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Fresh takes on Art from Elsewhere

Visitors to Art from Elsewhere can borrow a free Discovery Pen to listen to moving, insightful and creative responses to art works from young people in Bristol. Three groups came to visit the show at both venues and record their thoughts: Year 7 pupi…

The Red Lodge Well

In 2010, workmen in a downstairs room of the Red Lodge Museum discovered a well that was covered over by a brick capping. It was so well hidden that nobody had known of its existence. The Red Lodge well was probably dug at the same time as the hou…

The Bristol Maker Walk – what’s it all about?

by Lee Hutchinson, Curator of Industrial and Maritime History Over recent weeks, our Industrial and Maritime History department, based at M Shed, has been taking part in the Bristol Maker Walk project. But why – and what’s it all about? Put simply, it’s a…

Art From Elsewhere audio tour

In response to Art From Elsewhere, artist Chloe Cooper has produced an audio walk to accompany you on your journey between Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and Arnolfini. You can listen to the audio here or download them to your smartphone. There are …

And the best caption is…

In this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at M Shed (28 November 2015 – 10 April 2016) we asked visitors to write ‘a caption to make us laugh’ for two images – Turtle Flight by David Doubilet and Komodo Judo by Andrey Gudkov. We had hu…

Wildlife Photograph competition – and the winners are…

Throughout the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 exhibition at M Shed (28 November 2015 – 10 April 2016) we asked you to share your best wildlife photograph on Instagram for the chance to win exhibition goodies. We’ve really enjoyed…

English for Speakers of Other Languages at M Shed

Since December 2015, more than 180 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) students have visited M Shed for a whistle-stop journey through Bristol’s history.

New acquisition: Portrait of Tachaco by Nocona Burgess

by Alex Rankin, Senior Visitor Assistant In January, the museum purchased a painting by Nocona Burgess, a Native American artist. Burgess, who is a member of the Comanche Nation of Native Americans, caught the attention of museum curators after a solo …