2 January—31 December 2020

Behind the scenes tours

Statement regarding coronavirus (COVID-19):

Due to these uncertain times, these tours have been cancelled and the museum is closed until 1 May 2020.

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Join a tour of M Shed’s collection stores and encounter treasures from the city’s industrial and maritime past. Tours take place every Tuesday-Saturday.

Like all museums, Bristol has much 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 which, one day, will have their turn on display.

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

Read more about the treasures in store at M Shed.