What’s on

Empire Through the Lens

EXHIBITION: We asked 27 people to choose one piece from the British Empire & Commonwealth collection and discuss the legacy of Empire and the post-colonial experience.

Bristol Music: Seven decades of sound

EXHIBITION: Using stories contributed by people from all over the city, this exhibition takes your memories of attending gigs, festivals and clubs, and charts the history of music in Bristol.

From the archives: NHS 70 medical care in Bristol

EXHIBITION: As part of Bristol’s celebration of the NHS turning 70 years old, Bristol Archives is delving into local memories of the health service’s history. The small display features documents and images exploring the early development of medical ca…

Woman’s Hour Craft Prize

EXHIBITION: Showcasing the most innovative and exciting craft practice in the UK today, this exhibition from the V&A marks the 70th anniversary of BBC Woman’s Hour. 

Tales of the Vales: Stories from A Forgotten Landscape

EXHIBITION: An exhibition and publication about the geology and rich natural resources of the extraordinary River Severn. The immense floodplain has been shaped over millennia, first by the Severn’s extraordinary tides and then by human activity.  

Dinosaur detectives

WORKSHOP: Budding palaeontologists can find out all about dinosaurs in this hands-on roar-some workshop. Meet the Bristol dinosaur, handle fossils, dress up and even make a fossil cast to take home.

Print it!

WORKSHOP: Patterns, shapes and designs of every kind can be found all over the M Shed. Explore our galleries to develop your own perfect pattern. Learn and practice mono printing techniques before decorating a keepsake bag featuring your masterpiece.