2 January—31 December 2024

Behind the scenes tours

Join a free tour of M Shed’s collection stores and encounter treasures from the city’s industrial and maritime past.

Like many museums, Bristol has more in its collections than can ever be displayed at any one time. L Shed, adjoining M Shed, contains thousands of items from the industrial, maritime and social history collections, which get vividly brought to life by our volunteer guides.

Photo of the L Shed storeGo behind the scenes and see huge machinery, delicate models and intriguing objects of all shapes and sizes.

The tour is accessible for wheelchair users with the exception of one mezzanine section.

Suitable for adults and children aged 10+.

Read more about the treasures in store at M Shed.

Tour times and booking

Behind the scenes tours last approximately one hour. Tours are limited to 10 visitors.

Tuesday: 11.30am
Wednesday: 11.30am and 2.30pm
Thursday: 11.30am
Friday: 11.30am
Saturday: 11.30am

You can book a space on a tour at the Box Office at M Shed or by calling 0117 352 6600.