The museums remain closed while we work to ensure that they are safe for visitors, volunteers and staff. M Shed cafe is open Thu-Sun, 12pm-9pm. The rest of M Shed remains closed. You can still shop online. We will share opening dates as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.
In the meantime, we’d really appreciate your feedback on our plans. Please take a moment to complete our reopening survey. We’re looking forward to welcoming you back soon!
When the people of the ‘Windrush generation’ came to the UK they brought with them a culture of music and sound systems. The very sonic tone of the music we hear on the streets late at night in Bristol and the UK are very much a result of this.
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? We’re gathering stories and showcasing voices that a shine light on this often hidden part of Bristol’s past.
Racial discrimination was entirely legal in Britain right up to the late 1960s. The Bristol Bus Boycott of 1963 was the nation’s first black-led campaign against it. It marked a new chapter in the struggle for racial equality in Bristol and the UK.