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Films of India in the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection

By Jayne Pucknell and Nicky Sugar, archivists at Bristol Archives Some amazing films from the former British Empire and Commonwealth Museum are now in the care of Bristol Archives. In our last blog post, we talked about starting to catalogue the collect…

A Close Shave – a spaghetti junction in the city docks

By Dave Sage, M Shed volunteer As one ambles along the dockside taking in a visit to M Shed and enjoying everything the area has to offer in terms of leisure and pleasure, it’s salutary to think that this area would look very different if planners had t…

M Shed welcomes St Mungo’s

By Aoife Barrett, Unit 10 artist and Bristol Culture visitor assistant Back in June, as part of a new city-council artwork project called Threshold, St Mungo’s participants were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the wonderful treasures housed in L Sh…

7 objects you must see in our Children’s TV exhibition

  Muffin the Mule Muffin the Mule ran on BBC from 1946 until 1955. He became a television star and a wide range of merchandise was made using the Muffin character, including books, records, games and toys. A die-cast movable puppet became the fir…

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…