Getting here

  1. On foot
  2. By boat
  3. By car
  4. By train
  5. By bus
  6. By coach

Getting here on foot

We’re located on the harbourside, a five to 10 minute walk from the city centre or a 20 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station.

There are several bicycle stands on Museum Street, outside the south/back entrance of M Shed, where there’s also a cycle track. Please note, there is no cyclist access on the dockside at the front of M Shed. There’s a tyre pump at the end of M Shed on Wapping Road.

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Getting here by boat

You can catch a ferry from Bristol Temple Meads and Hotwells to Prince Street Bridge on the Floating Harbour, which is a five minute walk away.

Boats run every 40-50 minutes – visit the Bristol Ferry Boats website for timetables and fares.

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Getting here by car

We’re located on the harbourside in the city centre on Wapping Road (BS1 4RN) around two miles from the M32 motorway.

There are two small public car parks nearby at The Grove (BS1 4RB) and Wapping Wharf (BS1 4RH). You can find more car parks on the Travel West website.

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PLEASE NOTE:
The Prince Street swing bridge is currently closed due to essential maintenance works. There will be no vehicle access across the bridge during this time, but there will still be pedestrian access.

Getting here by train

It’s about a 20 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station to M Shed.

A number of buses leave from Bristol Temple Meads to the city centre, around a five minute walk away.

For timetables please visit the TravelWest website.

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Getting here by bus

You can catch any bus with a city centre drop off – you’ll be dropped off at Broad Quay which is about a five minute walk away.

For timetables please visit the TravelWest website.

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Getting here by coach

We are located on the harbourside in the city centre on Wapping Road (BS1 4RN) around two miles from the M32 motorway.

Due to the closure of the Prince Street swing bridge there is limited manoeuvring space at Wapping Road and Museum Street. The nearest suitable road for set down/pick up is Cumberland Road (BS1 6UL). There’s no waiting at any time – please note, it’s a very busy road.

For details on all central Bristol coach pick up/set down points and parking visit the bus section of the TravelWest website or the Visit Bristol group visit guide book.

All school or group visits must be booked in advance – contact us to book.

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