Bristol’s long and proud history as one of the UK’s biggest ports is celebrated in this fascinating collection of 3,000 historical artefacts. Housed in a former 1950s transit shed at the heart of Bristol’s historic wharf, the three galleries reveal the fascinating story of the city and its unique place in the world, through the stories of the people who lived and worked here. Exhibits include the world’s oldest steam tug and several steam-powered cranes dating back as far as 1878. It’s a short stroll through the historic harbour, now a buzzing modern redevelopment, from M-Shed to the beautiful Brunel-built SS Great Britain and back to The Bristol hotel.
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