Bristol’s New £27 Million City History Museum “M Shed” Opened to the Public

BRISTOL.- In one of the most innovative and ambitious museum developments of the last decade, M Shed, Bristol’s new city history museum, opened to the public on Friday 17 June 2011. The museum is housed the landmark 1950s transit sheds at Prince’s Wharf on the historic waterfront in the heart of the city. Located less than half a mile away from the award-winning SS Great Britain and opposite the Arnolfini Gallery and Watershed Media Centre, it is at the hub of a vibrant cultural quarter of Bristol. The whole site – the sheds and their quayside – is one of the last remaining complete 20th century docksides in the UK. The museum includes 3,000 exhibits, drawn from the world class collection of the city, telling the many thousands of stories of the people of Bristol, which have been discovered through working with experts and communities across the city, a process that will continue for the life of the museum. M Shed,