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Bristol’s Black History

Find out about Bristol’s Black History with Bristol Museums. Who were the first Black people in Bristol? What are the city’s links to Somalia? What are the legacies of the Slave Trade?

Here you’ll find stories, blog posts and events from Bristol Museums related to Black History.


Discover St Paul’s Black History in a storymap and walks

by Tanja Aminata Bah, MA curator-in-training at M Shed, Social History team

Always wanted to find out more about your local area?

Ever wondered where the Bamboo Club was or where the St Paul’s riots started?

St Paul’s is full of exciting st…


Recording the unsung heroes of St Paul’s Carnival

Next year we will celebrate the 50th anniversary of St Paul’s Carnival with a new display highlighting some of the unsung heroes of the event.

Six M Shed volunteers, armed with sound recorders are currently scouring the city in search of these a…


St. Paul’s Black History – an appeal for information

by Tanja Aminata Bah, MA Curating student at UWE Bristol

This is a guest post by Tanja, who is currently undertaking a one-year placement with the Social History team at Bristol Culture.

Are you interested in St. Paul’s Black His…