About this course
Situated on its historic harbourside, M Shed tells the fascinating story of Bristol, a vibrant and historically significant city just 15 minutes form Bath by train. it highlights Bristol's trading past as England's second largest port during the Middle Ages, and its considerable role in the transatlantic slave trade. There are a number of working exhibits on the harbourside, including steam trains and cranes, and a replica of the 'Matthew', the ship in which John Cabot crossed the Atlantic in 1497. Interns may be involved in a number of tasks in this large and busy museum, including researching aspects of Bristol's history for new displays, working with the many school groups which visit the museum, and assisting staff with the care and maintenance of the thousands of artefacts and objects held in store.
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