23 November 2019—4 October 2020

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

This exhibition has now finished.


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 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.

Additional information

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Last entry is 45 minutes before closing.

M Shed opening times:
Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm
Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays during Bristol school holidays: 10am-5pm

Concessions are available with proof of identity for 16-25 year olds, students, people over 65, unemployed people, disabled people (carers free) and Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.