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Bristol Docks + Wallace & Grommit Exhibition

Approach to the M-Shed building at Bristol Harbour


Approach to the "M-Shed" mueseum building at the Bristol Harbour.


By the M-Shed Building you can see two sailing ships: "The Matthew Cabbot" and "The Earl of Pembroke".

In the foreground the grey arch is a steam powered grane, which I believe still works.
Approach to the
                M-Shed building at Bristol Harbour Here we see "The Earl of Pembroke" ship, we actually went aboard and had an explore. She were flying a Pirate Flag this day.

In front and above us are the dock cranes. Massive electrically driven devices (not been working for many years now, but a clearly identifyable icon of this part of the dock side.


The tracks running under the cranes, used to have steam goods trains running up and down.  They still run steam trains up and down the tracks immediately outside the museum itself, running don to the SS Great Britain Steam ship, further down the harbour.
M-Shed
                "Wallace & Grommet Exhibition"
Inside the "Wallace & Grommet - From the Drawing Board" Exhibition on the top floor of the M-Shed, the reason for our visit.  The exhibition arranged by that well known Bristol company Aardman AnimationsĀ©
M-Shed
                "Wallace & Grommet Exhibition" - Actual
                scene from one of the films
Actual scenery used in the film "A Close Shave".  If you look to the left you can see a boy and he gives you a sense of he scale of things.
M-Shed
                "Wallace & Grommet Exhibition" - Actual
                scene from one of the films
Close up of the grocers shop from above scenery, such detail, yet this shop probably only in shot for  few seconds.
M-Shed
                "Wallace & Grommet Exhibition" - Actual
                scene from one of the films
Grommet (the dog) in the lounge which featured in most of the films. I took it from this angle so you could see the base that it stands upon and also what the scenery looks like "on the other side"
M-Shed
                "Wallace & Grommet Exhibition" - Actual
                scene from one of the films
Wallace in his kitchen, love all the detail of a typical 1950's English kitchen.
M-Shed
                "Wallace & Grommet Exhibition" - Actual
                scene from one of the films
A close up of that superbly full of character cooker.  I can remember as a child in the 1960's having a cooker like this. See that yellow vegetable rack, even had one of those!
I hope you have enjoyed our tour of the "Wallace and Grommet - From the Drawing Board" Exhibition at the M-Shed, Bristol, England (UK).  I haven't spoiled it for you as there's loads more to see and play with, just wanted to give you a taster.Congratualations to Aardman AnimationsĀ© and M-Shed for a very good exhibition, you are both a credit to the people of Bristol.

The EXHIBITION sadly has ENDED








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