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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

BRISTOL’S new M Shed museum has had nearly as many visitors in its first six weeks as the former Industrial Museum had in a year.

The £27 million project opened in June, two years late and millions of pounds over budget, on the site of the former Industrial Museum by Prince Street Bridge.

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By David Clensy

THERE are few people who would look at a paper bag and see a treasure.

But the spirit of the new M Shed museum will be to celebrate the normal; the everyday; the mundane – the things that make Bristol‘s social history come to life.

So perhaps it shouldn’t be too surprising to find expert paper conservator Harry Metcalf, studying a brown paper bag, as though it’s the Crown Jewels.

After all, the eagerly-anticipated new museum, which is set to open on June 17, will be filled with more than 3,000 individual objects from the daily lives of Bristolians.

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By Ian Onions, Political Editor


BRISTOL‘s dockside cranes – an iconic reminder of the days when the city was a bustling port – will be moving under their own power for the first time in 35 years today.

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From Bristol City Council

The oldest of Bristol museum’s working exhibits – the Mayflower steam tugboat – marks her 150th anniversary on Wednesday, May 18. The Mayflower is the oldest Bristol-built ship still afloat and is believed to be the oldest steam tug in the world.

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