As one of the UK’s major cities, Bristol not only has a thriving and significant music and theater scene, with a large variety of productions, but also many significant museums that house great collections of natural history, modern art, local archaeology and culture. Explore our list below of the most outstanding museums in this culturally significant area of England.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
M Shed, located on Prince’s Wharf in Bristol Harbour, is a museum that tells the fascinating history of the city through films and photographs, as well as moving personal accounts and artefacts from prehistoric times to today. The museum’s name, M Shed, is derived from the traditional way that the harbour used to identify its sheds for decades. Since it first opened in June 2011, M Shed has acquired over 3,000 artefacts and stories that not only depict the role of the city in slave trade and transport, but also tell people’s personal stories relating to life and work in Bristol throughout history. Entry to the museum is free.
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, UK, +44 117 352 6600
Opening hours: Wed-Thu 10.30am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-4pm
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