|M Shed | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
Yesterday afternoon I took a stroll down to the harbourside with my sister and we decided to check out M Shed, the museum of Bristol's places, people and culture. Three floors exhibit the unique character of the city; its art and its contribution to global historic events.
For the 'Places' installation – where each area of Bristol is represented through postcards, photographs and historic artefacts – residents of the city were asked to write snippets on what their part of the city means to them: each was an enlightening and very entertaining read.
In the other spaces it was fascinating to learn more about the town – including the fact that a unique dinosaur fossil was discovered in 1834 by quarry workers (at the time, only the forth ever dinosaur discovery in the world) – and it was a real eye-opener to visualise Bristol as an integral part of the transatlantic Slave Trade in the eighteenth century.
|Clifton – my part of Bristol | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|The music scene | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|Easton's contribution to the steel industry | Rosie Pentreath|
|Third-floor view of the harbourside | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|Bristol bicycles | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|Bedminster | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|Bristol balloons | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|
|Tram signs | Photo: Rosie Pentreath|