23 November 2019—4 May 2020

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

Statement regarding coronavirus (COVID-19):

As of 18 March, M Shed is closed to the public. If you have pre-purchased tickets to Wildlife Photographer of the Year, please contact us to request a refund.

We would be incredibly grateful if you could consider donating the value of your ticket to us. You can do this online if you wish.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year – the world-renowned exhibition from the Natural History Museum – is back with 100 new images.

Now in its 55th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year presents the most arresting and spectacular photography of our natural world.

Encounter the beauty and fragility of wildlife, see fascinating animal behaviour and get to know extraordinary species. You’ll discover the surprising – and often challenging – stories behind the images during a time of environmental crisis.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind showcasing the world’s most astonishing sights for more than 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives 48,000 entries from 100 countries.

Winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.


£6 adult
£5 concession
Free for under 16s – ticket still required
Tickets include £1 voluntary donation to Bristol Museums Development Trust.

  • 50% off with National Art Pass.
  • Free entry for students and 16-25 year olds every Wednesday (with valid ID).
  • Groups of 10 or more must book in advance.
  • No groups on Wednesdays, weekends or free days.


With thanks

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. M Shed thanks the Bristol exhibition sponsors: Bristol Energy, National Friendly and Pukka.