Located next to Bristol’s floating harbor, is M Shed, an impressive museum housed in a massive industrial warehouse which was previously a transit shed. Home to a treasure trove of memorabilia, the museum explores the city’s history from pre historic times to the 21st century. The exhibits are divided into three sections, Bristol people, Bristol places and Bristol life and the museum also features an exhibition gallery, a café, a shop and also a terrace on the rooftop offering panoramic views of the harbor. It also has a number of working exhibits on the harbor side including steam boats, cranes and trains. This fascinating and highly interactive museum is definitely a must-visit when in Bristol, and those lucky enough to be there during summer will be able to enjoy a number of special weekend activities along the harbor.
Free of charge
Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm
Around an hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The working exhibits outside the museum as well as the impressive exhibits inside
Muslim tourists will not find prayer facilities at M Shed as it does not house a prayer room within its premises. These visitors will therefore either have to ask the museum staff to point out a quiet area within the museum or use the facilities at one of the mosques in the city.
M Café, located in the museum’s ground floor overlooking the harbor serves a range of delicious hot and cold food. However this café is not known to be Halal certified, therefore Muslim visitors might either have to choose vegetarian or seafood options or visit a Halal restaurant in the city of Bristol.