Docks Heritage Weekend

Saturday 28 September and Sunday 29 September, 11am-5pm

A celebration of Bristol’s maritime past with events for all ages at M Shed, Underfall Yard, Bristol Ferry and SS Great Britain.

Events at Underfall Yard

Watch the pumps that powered a port running throughout the weekend
Try your hand at nautical knots and rope work
See demonstrations of traditional skills
Go behind the scenes in the magnificent Victorian Workshops

Events at M Shed

Print your very own map of Bristol docks
See cargo handling demonstrations
Visit the Fairbairn steam crane
Visit an electric crane (charges apply)
Take a trip on the tug John King (charges apply)
Go back in time and watch historic films about the port

Events on-board Bristol Ferry

Historical soundscapes on-board all weekend
Sail back in time with evening soundscape tour and shadow puppetry show.  Booking required, book your tickets here:

Events at SS Great Britain

Guided tours of the Great Western Dry Dock on Saturday at 11am and Sunday at 2pm.  Booking required, book your tickets here:

We would like to thank Event Sponsor The Bristol Port Company.