M Shed’s three galleries reveal the fascinating story of the city and its unique place in the world. From prehistoric times to the present day, explore the history of Bristol through the objects and stories of the people who made the city what it is today.
Contact us to book your visit – simply fill in our enquiry form below. All school and group visits must be booked in advance (whether you’re coming on an independent visit or to a paid session).
Find information on how to get to M Shed and coach drop-off points in our Getting here section.
Please bring at least one adult for every six Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils or one adult for every 15 Key Stage 3 pupils. Pupils should be supervised at all times throughout your visit including visits to the toilet.
There is a level entrance at both the front and back of M Shed and three wheelchair accessible lifts to all floors.
There are accessible toilets on all floors (some with right hand and some with left hand transfer) and an adult changing bed with a hoist.
There is a Loop system at Reception. You can find out more about accessibility in our Facilities section.
Eating at the museum
The only space in the museum where groups can eat and drink is in our lunch room. It can take one group of up to 40 children and adults at a time. Free use is included if you have booked a museum-led session on your visit. If you’re making an independent visit, contact us to book this space (subject to availability) for only 75p per pupil.
Please report to the main Reception area. Our Visitor Services staff will show you where you can leave coats and bags. If you’ve booked one of our sessions, a Museum Educator will meet you.
We encourage taking lots of photos but please don’t use a flash or tripod.
Should you need to cancel or make changes to a school booking please refer to our help page, under cancellations and refunds.