What’s On

SATURDAY 29th JUNE

Steam Train Rides on Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Buy tickets on board on the day. Single £2.50 / Return £3.50 (Return only from M Shed to Vauxhall Footbridge)
Under 6s travel free.

Subject to availability. Trips last approx. 15 mins.

Behind the Scenes Tour: M Shed
Join a tour of M Shed’s collection stores and encounter treasures from the city’s industrial and maritime past.

Like all museums, Bristol has much more in its collections than can ever be displayed at any one time. L Shed, adjoining M Shed, contains thousands of items from the industrial, maritime and social history collections, which get vividly brought to life by our volunteer guides.

Go behind the scenes and see huge machinery, delicate models and intriguing objects of all shapes and sizes which, one day, will have their turn on display.

  • 11.30am
  • FREE – donations welcome
  • Book on the day at reception or pre-book by calling 0117 352 6600
  • More details

SUNDAY 30th JUNE

Steam Train Rides on Bristol Harbour Railway
Take a steam train ride on Bristol Harbour Railway from M Shed. The train will be pulled by the locomotive Portbury.

Buy tickets on board on the day. Single £2.50 / Return £3.50 (Return only from M Shed to Vauxhall Footbridge)
Under 6s travel free.

Subject to availability. Trips last approx. 15 mins.

WEDNESDAY 31st JULY

Dynamic Play Robotic Workshop: Stoke Gifford Trust Grounds
Has your child ever dreamt of building and programming their own LEGO® robot? Well now it’s their chance!

CONSTRUCT:
Everyone loves LEGO®, especially children! In this workshop, we will construct fully functioning mini-robots ready for a mission to Mars!
PROGRAM:
Using the latest technology, children will program their robots to perform tasks including detecting objects via a simple to use interface.
EXPERIMENT:
Children will experiment further with their robots including collaboratively bringing a new plant specimen back to Earth!

Arty animals with artist Christine Allison
Meet professional artist Christine Allison and her intriguing mixed-up animals.

Christine will help you explore the museum wildlife collections looking for inspiration, sketch your ideas and then design a mixed-up creature of your own.

Children over 8 years old can take part in this session unaccompanied. We will contact you to arrange this once you have purchased a ticket. Suitable for children aged 7-10 years.

  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
  • 10.00am-12.00pm & 1pm-3pm
  • 31 July 2019
  • £10 – book online in advance
  • Ages 7-10
  • BOOK ONLINE

SATURDAY 3rd AUGUST

Crane Rides: M Shed, Bristol Harbourside
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last approximately 20 minutes.

  • Electric cranes – £3 / Fairbairn steam crane – free (donations welcome)
  • More details

SUNDAY 4th AUGUST

Crane Rides: M Shed, Bristol Harbourside
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last approximately 20 minutes.

  • Electric cranes – £3 / Fairbairn steam crane – free (donations welcome)
  • More details

TUESDAY 6th AUGUST

How to be a Roman
Find out about the Romans in Bristol in this Roman-themed workshop.

Taste Roman food, dress up in Roman clothes, play Roman games, make crafts and handle real artefacts in this hand-on workshop.

Children over 8 years old can take part in this session unaccompanied. We will contact you to arrange this once you have purchased a ticket. Suitable for children aged 7-10 years.

  • M Shed
  • 10.30am-1.00pm
  • 6 August 2019
  • £10 – book online in advance
  • Ages 7-10
  • BOOK ONLINE

SATURDAY 10th AUGUST

Crane Rides: M Shed, Bristol Harbourside
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last approximately 20 minutes.

  • Electric cranes – £3 / Fairbairn steam crane – free (donations welcome)
  • More details

SUNDAY 11th AUGUST

Crane Rides: M Shed, Bristol Harbourside
Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Trips last approximately 20 minutes.

  • Electric cranes – £3 / Fairbairn steam crane – free (donations welcome)
  • More details

WEDNESDAY 14th AUGUST

Marvellous Masks
Handle amazing masks from around the world. Explore our collections looking for inspiration for your own mask, and then make a mask of your own to take home.

One parent or carer will need to accompany their child/children for this workshop (up to a maximum of 3 children). Suitable for children aged 6-8 years.

  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
  • 10.30am – 1.00pm
  • 14 August
  • £10 – book online in advance
  • Ages 6-8
  • BOOK ONLINE

TUESDAY 20th AUGUST

What a Knight!
Take part in a merry medley of Medieval-themed activities.

Children will learn about heraldry, make Pilgrim badges, try brass rubbing, handle real and replica objects, taste Medieval food and make a stained glass window decoration.

One parent or carer will need to accompany their child/children for this workshop (up to a maximum of 3 children).

Suitable for children aged 7-10 years.

  • M Shed
  • 10.30am-1.00pm
  • 20 August 2019
  • £10 – book online in advance
  • Ages 7-10
  • BOOK ONLINE

WEDNESDAY 21st AUGUST

Dinosaur Detectives
Budding palaeontologists can find out all about dinosaurs in this hands-on roar-some workshop. Meet the Bristol dinosaur, handle fossils, dress up and even make a fossil cast to take home.

A maximum of one parent or carer will need to accompany their child/children attending this workshop (for up to 3 children).

Suitable for children aged 6-8 years.

  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
  • 10.30am – 1.00pm
  • 21 August 2019
  • £10 – book online in advance
  • Ages 6-8 (1 adult only will need to accompany children)
  • BOOK ONLINE

WEDNESDAY 28th AUGUST

Egypt Explorers
Sail down the Nile with us and discover ancient Egypt. Children will love this hands-on workshop exploring pyramids, pharaohs and mummification.

Explore Egyptian artefacts, make papyrus paper, practice hieroglyphic writing and decorate a mini sarcophagus, all inspired by our fantastic Egypt gallery.

Children over 8 years old can take part in this session unaccompanied. We will contact you to arrange this once you have purchased a ticket.

Suitable for children aged 7-10 years.

  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
  • 10.30am-1.00pm
  • 28 August 2019
  • £10 – book online in advance
  • Ages 7-10
  • BOOK ONLINE

SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER

‘A Million Dreams’ Spectacular Family Experience: The Passenger Shed (near Temple Meads)
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND RUN AWAY TO A WORLD THAT WE’VE DESIGNED!  They can say it all sounds crazy…but at our Million Dreams family event here’s what you and your family will experience:

– The Hype ‘Big Top’ nestled in Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed
– Delicious ‘circus dog’ and nachos (vegetarian and GF available)
– Individual popcorn and pic ‘n’ mix bags
– Lashings of luscious cloudy lemonade
– Vintage tea and coffee stand
– Song and dance spectacular
– A circus skills workshop
– Fairground side stalls
​- Fun and frolics interactive disco

A Million Dreams is all it’s gonna take to entertain your family this Christmas!

  • DATE: Sunday 8th December (other dates available: Sat 14th Dec, Sun 15th Dec, Sat 21st Dec)
  • TIME: Event runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • TICKETS: £25 per child / £28 per adult / £97.50 per family
  • VENUE: The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, near Bristol Temple Meads
  • More details & tickets

SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER

‘A Million Dreams’ Spectacular Family Experience: The Passenger Shed (near Temple Meads)
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND RUN AWAY TO A WORLD THAT WE’VE DESIGNED!  They can say it all sounds crazy…but at our Million Dreams family event here’s what you and your family will experience:

– The Hype ‘Big Top’ nestled in Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed
– Delicious ‘circus dog’ and nachos (vegetarian and GF available)
– Individual popcorn and pic ‘n’ mix bags
– Lashings of luscious cloudy lemonade
– Vintage tea and coffee stand
– Song and dance spectacular
– A circus skills workshop
– Fairground side stalls
​- Fun and frolics interactive disco

A Million Dreams is all it’s gonna take to entertain your family this Christmas!

  • DATE: Saturday 14th December (other dates available: Sun 8th Dec, Sun 15th Dec, Sat 21st Dec)
  • TIME: Event runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • TICKETS: £25 per child / £28 per adult / £97.50 per family
  • VENUE: The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, near Bristol Temple Meads
  • More details & tickets

SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER

‘A Million Dreams’ Spectacular Family Experience: The Passenger Shed (near Temple Meads)
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND RUN AWAY TO A WORLD THAT WE’VE DESIGNED!  They can say it all sounds crazy…but at our Million Dreams family event here’s what you and your family will experience:

– The Hype ‘Big Top’ nestled in Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed
– Delicious ‘circus dog’ and nachos (vegetarian and GF available)
– Individual popcorn and pic ‘n’ mix bags
– Lashings of luscious cloudy lemonade
– Vintage tea and coffee stand
– Song and dance spectacular
– A circus skills workshop
– Fairground side stalls
​- Fun and frolics interactive disco

A Million Dreams is all it’s gonna take to entertain your family this Christmas!

  • DATE: Sunday 15th December (other dates available: Sun 8th Dec, Sat 14th Dec, Sat 21st Dec)
  • TIME: Event runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • TICKETS: £25 per child / £28 per adult / £97.50 per family
  • VENUE: The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, near Bristol Temple Meads
  • More details & tickets

SATURDAY 21st DECEMBER

‘A Million Dreams’ Spectacular Family Experience: The Passenger Shed (near Temple Meads)
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AND RUN AWAY TO A WORLD THAT WE’VE DESIGNED!  They can say it all sounds crazy…but at our Million Dreams family event here’s what you and your family will experience:

– The Hype ‘Big Top’ nestled in Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed
– Delicious ‘circus dog’ and nachos (vegetarian and GF available)
– Individual popcorn and pic ‘n’ mix bags
– Lashings of luscious cloudy lemonade
– Vintage tea and coffee stand
– Song and dance spectacular
– A circus skills workshop
– Fairground side stalls
​- Fun and frolics interactive disco

A Million Dreams is all it’s gonna take to entertain your family this Christmas!

  • DATE: Saturday 21st December other dates available: Sun 8th Dec, Sat 14th Dec, Sun 15th Dec)
  • TIME: Event runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm
  • TICKETS: £25 per child / £28 per adult / £97.50 per family
  • VENUE: The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, near Bristol Temple Meads
  • More details & tickets

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