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Figurehead from the ship Importer on display at M Shed

Back in 1980, the museum acquired a ship’s figurehead from the Bristol Shiplovers’ Society. At the time we couldn’t discover any more about it, but in the last year or so we’ve been able to piece together more of the story.

Mothers in our collection

To celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 6 March, we thought we’d have a look around our collection for where ‘mothers’ might appear. Here are just a few we wanted to share with you…

M Café

M Café is located on the ground floor of M Shed and enjoys lovely views across the harbour and city. We can’t wait to welcome you for exquisite new tasty dishes and refreshing drinks on our sunny terrace! Relax and enjoy breakfast, lunch, a ligh…

Shop

Find museum souvenirs, gift vouchers, Banksy books, and prints by local artists such as Emmeline Simpson. We also sell Wallace & Gromit inspired gifts, books about Bristol and plenty of kids toys! You’ll also find lots of goodies inspired by our exh…

Toy Appeal: What do you have hiding in your attic?

With a touch of festive time travel, do you remember what you once hoped to find under the tree on Christmas morning? Were you dreaming of Lego, Scalextric, or the Millennium Falcon? Or was it Andy Pandy, The Muppets, or Care Bears?

M Shed’s Historical Walks: Bristol’s Burning! The 1831 Riots

  By M Shed volunteers and walk guides Steve Spear and Richard Stableford The story of the 1831 riots walk has something for everyone: attempted murder, gaol breaking, arson, looting, mass drunkenness, street fighting and sabre charges. Total ana…

Wildlife Photograph competition

To celebrate the opening of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 at M Shed, we’re running our own mini competition for all you photography (and wildlife) enthusiasts. Send us your best wildlife photos over on Instagram and you could win some fan…

M Shed’s Historical Walks: Old City

Two highlights by Richard Harrison, M Shed volunteer and walk guide   The Old City walk takes you to the historic heart of Bristol. Along the way we stop at locations which saw the birth of the city, its growth and later decline as a major seap…