September 29, 2018 – September 30, 2018 all-day

Saturday 29 September and Sunday 30 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
  • Free trips between City Centre and Underfall Yard (show a copy of the leaflet, which will be available at all venues)
  • Historical soundscapes on board all weekend
  • Sail back in time with evening soundscape tour and shadow puppetry show (pre-booking required)
Events at SS Great Britain
  • Name the Names – a brand new performance based on the hugely popular Up the Feeder (performance times TBC)

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