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, M Shed has more objects in its stores than it has in its galleries. The stored collections are housed at L Shed, adjoining M Shed. They contain thousands of items representing Bristol’s industrial, maritime and social history. On a tour behind the scenes, these are vividly brought to life by our volunteer guides.

As you explore the aisles, you will see huge machinery, delicate models and intriguing objects of all shapes and sizes.

Photo of the L Shed storeThe 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.