Crane rides at M Shed

Princes Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN

Tel: +44 (0)117 352 6600

Add Crane rides at M Shed to your Itinerary

Crane rides at M Shed

About

Experience a working crane on the dockside with trips inside the electric cranes and the Fairbairn steam crane, M Shed’s biggest exhibits! Watch the impressive landmarks at work and find out the vital part they played in the working life of the dockside.

Electric cranes

Take a ride in an electric crane cabin. A landmark on Bristol’s docks, these cargo cranes are a link to the city’s 1950s trading heyday.
The cranes are the last survivors of eight which were originally on the quayside and of over 40 which were originally in the City Docks during the 1950s.

Fairbairn steam crane

Climb inside the engine house of the Fairbairn steam crane – the oldest surviving exhibit of its type in Britain and a scheduled ancient monument – and see the boiler and watch the crane operating.
This innovative steam crane was built in 1878 by Victorian engineer William Fairbairn, to lift heavy loads from the deep holds of ships more efficiently than other cranes of the day.

The Steam Crane is undergoing maintenance and is not currently in operation

Booking information

Buy tickets on board on the day.
Electric cranes – £3; 
Fairbairn steam crane – free, but donations welcome.
Trips last approximately 20 minutes.

Dates for 2019
Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 June
Saturday 3 — Sunday 4 August
Saturday 10 — Sunday 11 August
Saturday 31 August — Sunday 1 September
Saturday 21 — Sunday 22 September
Saturday 28 — Sunday 29 September
Saturday 19 — Sunday 20 October

Book Tickets

Date of Event

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit

TripAdvisor

What's Nearby

  1. Southville Guest House

    If you like a clean, modern, relaxed atmosphere with colour and fresh flowers then you…

    0.24 miles away
  2. The Bristol - a Doyle Collection hotel

    As one of the city’s premier places to stay, The Bristol offers visitors a unique…

    0.3 miles away
  3. Overlook the Floating Harbour from The Bristol hotel

    The Bristol Hotel enjoys an unbeatable waterfront location in the heart of Bristol

    0.3 miles away
  1. Kyle Blue Bristol

    Moored in the heart of Bristol’s historic harbour, the Kyle Blue provides sleeping…

    0.33 miles away
  2. Sleep in a floating hostel

    A floating hostel in Bristol’s Floating Harbour, the Kyle Blue provides sleeping…

    0.33 miles away
  3. Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel

    Explore vibrant Bristol city and harbour by staying at Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.

    0.42 miles away
  4. SACO Bristol - Broad Quay

    Set in the buzzing heart of Bristol, these apartments are within a short stroll of the…

    0.44 miles away
  5. DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol City Centre

    Located close to Bristol Temple Meads, this hotel features modern rooms overlooking the…

    0.5 miles away
  6. Charlotte's Rise - Serviced Apartments

    Originally designed by one of Bristol’s most famous architects, Charlotte’s Rise Serviced…

    0.51 miles away
  7. PREMIER SUITES Bristol Redcliffe

    Luxury, city centre, serviced apartments available for stays from a one night to a few…

    0.52 miles away
  8. Bristol Backpackers

    Bunk Beds in dorms or private rooms.Sociable lounge, bar and kitchen.ID required to check…

    0.54 miles away
  9. SACO Bristol - West India House

    These 4 star city centre waterfront apartments are an ideal alternative to hotels,…

    0.59 miles away
  10. Stay in a Rooftop Retro Rocket Caravan

    A stylish, contemporary family-run guesthouse, nestled in the heart of Bristol's buzzing…

    0.6 miles away
  11. Brooks Guesthouse Bristol

    The stunning Brooks Guest House Bristol is a boutique guesthouse in central Bristol.

    0.61 miles away
  12. Novotel Bristol Centre

    Modern 131-room hotel, located close to Bristol Temple Meads railway station and the city…

    0.63 miles away
  13. Bristol Harbour Hotel

    With 42 luxury bedrooms, some with spectacular views over St Nicholas Market and Bristol…

    0.63 miles away
Previous Next

What's Nearby

Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

Search For What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Downloads & links

Discover More

Related

M Shed Museum BristolM Shed, Central Bristol