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Preserving wildlife corridors to climate activism

by Natasha Machin, Visitor Assistant at Bristol Museums Despite the roar of the M32 driving into the heart of Bristol, an altogether greener route delivers bird song and the buzz of bees, frogs, badgers and urban foxes. Bristol is home to local acting a…

Being Bristol. Being British. Being Black – by Roger Griffith

by Roger Griffith MBE – Author, Lecture Consultant and recipient of Bristol Lord Mayor’s Medal I first arrived in Bristol with my Mum in 1974, post her divorce from London and lived in a street that still bears the name of a slave-merchant: Co…

Access

Please find a summary of facilities at M Shed. For a comprehensive access guide to M Shed, visit the AccessAble website. A level entrance to all entrances to the museum and cafe. There are five designated accessible parking spaces at The Grove Car Park…

Plan your visit

M Shed has reopened! Please book your visit in advance to guarantee entry. We may be able to accommodate walk-ups if we are quiet but we recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment. Our quieter times tend to be weekday afternoons and weekend mor…

Collecting to represent the Climate Movement

by Lee Hutchinson, curator of history Bristol has been the scene of numerous climate protests in recent years. They have become a part of the ongoing Bristol story. Two groups, in particular – Extinction Rebellion (XR) and Youth Strike 4 Climate (YS4…

Re-opening news!

We’re thrilled to announce that M Shed, Bristol Archives and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will soon be re-opening. We can’t wait to see you! M Shed and Bristol Archives will reopen on Tuesday 8 September. Bristol Museum & Art Gal…

Conserving M Shed’s cargo cranes

by Andy King, senior curator of history We are launching a public fundraising appeal to support the conservation of the four cargo cranes outside M Shed. Unfortunately time is taking its toll and they are showing significant signs of deterioration. The…

The story of a stinky city: How improved sanitation transformed Bristol

by Lee Hutchinson, curator of history When it came to the removal of human waste, for centuries Bristolians relied on the natural ebb and flow of tidal rivers. During medieval times, underground water channels were built to drain sewage and rainwater f…

Joining Bristol: The city’s diverse population over time

by Karen Garvey, engagement officer for events We’ve been celebrating Bristol’s diversity and how migrants enrich the city during our virtual World in Bristol Festival along with our community partners at 91 Ways to Build a Global City. People have com…

Bristol’s Afrikan-Caribbean legends of martial arts

Clive Smith captures the true stories from some of Bristol’s Afrikan Caribbean legends of martial arts. Lloyd Russell. Lloyd Allen. Nathan Lewis. Shaun Vera. Winston Williams. This podcast gives an insight into the journey of racism and discr…