14 September—15 September 2019

Bristol Open Doors: M Shed

Take an extended tour of M Shed and encounter treasures from the city’s industrial and maritime past.

All of the items are connected with Bristol’s history and are vividly brought to life by our guides.

There will be three different tours over the weekend. Timings and booking requirements vary.

The Harbour Railway will also be running on Saturday and Sunday.

Behind the scenes of L Shed
Saturday 14 September, 11.30am and 2.30pm

Sunday 15 September, 11.30am and 2.30pm
Turn up on the day
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.

Take a closer look
Saturday 14 September, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Book in advance
Our front-of-house guide and local-history enthusiast Richard Stableford will explore the story of Bristol, walking you through the galleries to take a closer look at some of the fascinating artefacts and stories in M Shed’s collection.

Women of Bristol
Sunday 15 September, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Book in advance
Richard Stableford will walk you through the galleries to explore the stories of women connected with Bristol. Among others, meet a mistress of a former Prince of Wales, a woman who allegedly ‘whipped Churchill’, an inspirational nurse, and an internationally renowned opera singer!

Part of Bristol Open Doors. Bristol Open Doors is a once-a-year chance to look behind closed doors and discover the city’s hidden treasures. Explore fascinating buildings, join guided tours and enjoy a range of events and activities – all free for the day.

Join us at one of our venues for a fantastic celebration of Bristol’s history and culture.