The lost lioness returns!

Whilst rummaging through the natural history stores hidden below Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, we came across a lion skull from the research collection which had an interesting old label, handwritten in copperplate script.

Coming up in 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, we look towards the New Year and the exhibitions coming up that will wow you in 2016.   Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 Until 10 April 2016 M Shed The world-renowned exhibition from the Natural History Museum re…

Toy Appeal: What do you have hiding in your attic?

With a touch of festive time travel, do you remember what you once hoped to find under the tree on Christmas morning? Were you dreaming of Lego, Scalextric, or the Millennium Falcon? Or was it Andy Pandy, The Muppets, or Care Bears?

11 Angels from our Collection

On Friday 11 December we’ll be getting into the festive spirit with The National Gallery’s #AngelTrail.

M Shed’s Historical Walks: Bristol’s Burning! The 1831 Riots

  By M Shed volunteers and walk guides Steve Spear and Richard Stableford The story of the 1831 riots walk has something for everyone: attempted murder, gaol breaking, arson, looting, mass drunkenness, street fighting and sabre charges. Total ana…

Wildlife Photograph competition

To celebrate the opening of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 at M Shed, we’re running our own mini competition for all you photography (and wildlife) enthusiasts. Send us your best wildlife photos over on Instagram and you could win some fan…

M Shed’s Historical Walks: Old City

Two highlights by Richard Harrison, M Shed volunteer and walk guide   The Old City walk takes you to the historic heart of Bristol. Along the way we stop at locations which saw the birth of the city, its growth and later decline as a major seap…

Burne-Jones’ sleeping beauties

Update, 13 November 2015: This beautiful painting is now back on display in the Victorian and Edwardian Gallery (Second Floor) for the first time in 18 years. Below you can read about its restoration. Shhh! We’ve been tip-toeing around Bristol…

New Expressions 3: Wood and Harrison / Erdkunde

Emily Cooper, who is currently studying UWE MA Curating and working with us on Erdkunde: The Study of the Earth, takes us behind the scenes of the exhibition.