Opened in 2011, the superb M-Shed, housed in an old harbourside transit shed, is Bristol’s first museum dedicated to itself, past and present. It’s an enjoyable, unashamedly populist survey, full of memorabilia and anecdotes and casting light on everything from the city’s mercantile history and its role in the transatlantic slave trade to its festivals and street-life. Head out to the long terrace for fantastic harbour views.

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