Talk by John Kelly.
Additional Venue Information
M Shed museum is located in a dockside transit shed formerly occupied by Bristol Industrial Museum at Prince’s Wharf. The museum’s name is derived from the way that the port identified each of its sheds. M Shed is home to displays of 3,000 Bristol artefacts and stories, showing Bristol’s role in the slave trade and items on transport, people, and the arts.
The museum opened in June 2011, with exhibits exploring life and work in the city. In its first year, 700,000 people visited the new museum.
Normally moored in front of the museum is a collection of historic vessels, which include the 1934 fireboat ‘Pyronaut’, two tugboats and ‘Mayflower’, the world’s oldest surviving steam tug built in 1861.
There is a shop, learning space and cafe. Admission is free.
Additional information on M Shed may be found on their website at www.mshed.org.