Latest news We have received a very large number of requests from schools and groups to visit either Bristol Museum & Art Gallery or M Shed during Terms 1 and 2. We are dealing with these as quickly as possible, however, due to very limited cap…

Banksy’s Grim Reaper goes on display at M Shed

Workers took to the ship and club venue Thekla in Bristol on Friday 8 August to cut out and remove the artist Banksy’s painting of the Grim Reaper just above the waterline on the steel hull.

Planning your school or group visit

M Shed’s three galleries reveal the fascinating story of the city and its unique place in the world. From prehistoric times to the present day, explore the history of Bristol through the objects and stories of the people who made the city what it i…

Factory of Memories photography project

Becky Peters, Engagement Officer – Exhibitions As part of our programme for M Shed’s Open for Business exhibition we’ve been working with Bristol based photographer and producer at IC-Visual Lab, Alejandro Acín, to create a photobook and pro…

What’s On

Find out what’s on at M Shed – exhibitions, family events, workshops and tours.

Moved by Conflict stories

So many visitors to the Moved by Conflict exhibition at M Shed (11 October 2014 – 1 March 2015) told us how much they were moved by the stories of Bristol people and how they were affected during the First World War.

Behind the scenes with Wallace & Gromit’s Creative Director

Wallace & Gromit (W&G) were created by Nick Park and have grown in popularity over 25 years. So much so that there is simply too much going on in the W&G world for Nick to keep on top of everything. That’s where I come in.

Treasures in Store

L Shed, adjoining M Shed, contains thousands of items from the industrial, maritime and social history collections.

The Working Exhibits

Read about some of our biggest exhibits which are outside M Shed and can be seen even when the museum is closed.

From Stone Age to Iron Age

Can you describe the difference between Palaeolithic and Neolithic? Do you know your Bronze Age from your Iron Age? Well, you soon will if you teach in an English primary school.