Docks Heritage Weekend

Sat Oct 09 2021 at 11:00 am to Sun Oct 10 2021 at 04:00 pm UTC+01:00

M Shed | Bristol

Brunel's SS Great Britain
Publisher/HostBrunel's SS Great Britain
Docks Heritage Weekend A real life event! Docks Heritage Weekend is a celebration of Bristol’s maritime past with free events for all ages at M Shed, Underfall Yard and ss Great Britain.
There will be events and activities at all three sites, including opportunities to visit M Shed’s iconic cranes and hear about their working life.
Watch re-enactments of cargo handling on the quayside, take a tour of the Albion dock at SS Great Britain and much more! A great day out for the whole family.
Activities at M Shed
- Trips to the electric cranes (charges apply).
- Cargo handling demonstrations.
- Dramatic interludes from Show of Strength Theatre Company exploring characters from the docks’ past, Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 4pm
- Visit the Fairbairn steam crane.
- Trips to see a stationary steam locomotive (charges apply).
- Visit the Bristol Port Company stand.
- See a Bristol Steam Navigation Company display.
…and lots more to be confirmed!
Events at SS Great Britain
- Pre-booked free tours of the Albion Dock.
- Brunel Institute will be open (free) between 11am to 3pm on both days for visitors to drop in to meet a curator and see some of the collection objects celebrating Bristol’s docks heritage.
- Victorian street games on Brunel Square on Saturday.
- Shanty Festival performances on Brunel Square on Sunday.
- ‘Mr Brunel’ will be on Brunel Square both days.
- Photography festival ‘Opening Up’ on Brunel Square both days.
Activities at Underfall Yard
- Demonstrations of traditional blacksmithing skills.
- Appreciate engineering in miniature with model steam engines and workshops.
- Discover the tools of yesteryear with the Tools and Trades History Society.
- Try your hand at nautical knots.
- Watch the pumps that powered a port running throughout the weekend.
- See our magnificent machinery workshops in action.
- Enjoy songs of the sea performed by several sea shanty groups as part of Bristol Shanty Festival (Sunday only).
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In partnership with Underfall Yard and SS Great Britain. With thanks to event sponsors, The Bristol Port Company.
Find out more: https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/docks-heritage-weekend/

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Road,, Bristol, United Kingdom

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