M Shed

Bristol Museums


"Free entry! See amazing film and photographs, listen to moving personal stories, encounter rare and quirky objects and add your own memories of Bristol through the interactive displays. From prehistoric times to the present day, M Shed tells the story of the city and its unique place in the world."
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Contact details

M Shed M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, South West, BS1 4RN

Standing and Queueing

Folding stools are available if you need a portable seat.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
At the moment it’s not possible to get wheelchairs onto Mayflower or Pyronaut, but if you are able to manage the boarding steps onto the boat we can make arrangements on John King.

There is a level entrance to all entrances to the museum and cafe and a reception desk with a section at wheelchair-user height and induction loop. As well as this, there is level access to all galleries, plus the stores where pre-booked tours take place.

The museum has three wheelchair accessible lifts with spoken announcements and tactile buttons (two are fire evacuation lifts)

There is wheelchair access to and wheelchair space on the larger passenger wagon on the railway, as well as space to get close to the Steam Crane, although unfortunately neither of the cranes is accessible by wheelchair.

Two adult-sized wheelchairs are available to loan from the museum.

Short Distances

Short distance
There are five designated accessible parking spaces at The Grove Car Park and three next to Brunel’s Buttery on the harbour. There is a road at the rear of M Shed for drop off and pick up (Museum Street).
There is accessible car parking at Wapping Wharf behind M Shed.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There are accessible toilets on all floors (some with right hand and some with left hand transfer) and a free standing adult changing bench with a free standing hoist, located in the ground floor accessible toilet

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
The museum also features audio descriptions using DiscoveryPen devices in the main galleries, as well as tactile maps in Bristol Places.

Various handling objects are available, particularly in Bristol Places and Bristol Life.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
The museum has a reception desk with a section at wheelchair-user height and induction loop.