24 October 2020—3 May 2021

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

This exhibition has now finished.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year is back with a brand new set of stunning images.

From perching primates to frolicking foxes, immerse yourself in this year’s most breathtaking nature photography and photojournalism. You’ll encounter intriguing animal behaviour, extraordinary habitats and challenging depictions of today’s environmental crisis.

Now in its 56th year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year uses photography’s unique power to tell stories and spark conversation, while inspiring curiosity in the natural world.

Each image has been selected by a panel of international experts and the winning images are selected for their creativity, originality and technical excellence.

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 49,000 entries from all over the world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. Image: © Hannah Vijayan


£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.
  • 50% off for students and 16-25 year olds (with valid ID)


M Shed thanks the Bristol exhibition sponsors: 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 people over 65, unemployed people, disabled people (carers free) and Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives.

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