M Shed is located on Bristol’s historic dockside and reveals the fascinating story of Bristol and its unique place in the world. The vibrant museum is the perfect learning destination for a fun and memorable school trip!

Unwrap Bristol’s past with a range of interactive local history sessions, including the city’s connections to the transatlantic slave trade, its maritime heritage and world famous chocolate making. Find out about Bristol at War and discover some of the brilliant people who have helped to shape the city.

Hands-on learning sessions incorporate object handling, role play, storytelling and meet the expert opportunities.   In-school activities such as assembly are also offered, along with classroom teaching resources and CPD choices.

We are proud that M Shed was announced a 2017 winner of the Sandford Award for Heritage Education, an accolade that is valid for five years.

Here is our latest learning activity:

Assembly: Brilliant Bristolians

Discover the achievements of Brilliant Bristolians, their legacy on Bristol and the wider world.

ESOL: Behind the Scenes at M Shed

See mysterious bones, huge machinery, delicate models and intriguing objects with our free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tours.