The museums remain closed while we work to ensure that they are safe for visitors, volunteers and staff. M Shed cafe has passed its COVID Secure inspection and will re-open from Friday 10 July. The rest of M Shed remains closed. We will share opening dates as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.
In the meantime, we’d really appreciate your feedback on our plans. Please take a moment to complete our reopening survey. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
We are always incredibly grateful for your support, and now we need it more than ever. Our charity relies on visitor donations to help deliver the amazing work we do and our temporary closure due to coronavirus is having a significant impact on our charitable income.
Whether you love our stuffed animals, mummies or old masters, or are inspired by our working exhibits, historic houses or archives, show you care by making a donation to Bristol Museums Development Trust.
Bristol Museums Development Trust is a registered charity (no. 1137777) that raises funds for the work done by all the team across Bristol Museums and Archives. Your donation will help us care for more of the treasures in our collections, run our exciting learning and engagement programmes, as well as continue to put on world-class exhibitions across all our sites. Thank you
could help pay for hand lenses for studying fossils, rocks and minerals, for anyone from school students to PhD researchers.
could help pay for a new maintenance space to look after our trains at M Shed.
could help pay for plastazote, a specialist cushioning foam to protect precious artefacts during conservation.
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