Space Shanty Immersive Experience

Take a voyage into the unknown with Space Shanty: a playful intergalactic experience and voyage through time-based on Bristol's involvement with space science and travel.

Taking the humble child's space rocket as an inspiration for the installation, you will enter a theatrical space handmade from cardboard and materials donated by Bristol’s Children’s Scrapstore within which videos, lighting effects and digital installations will guide you through this indoor maze-like space.

Mixing fact and fantasy the journey starts in the floating harbour and explores how the stars were relied on by sailors as they crossed the ocean. Replica artefacts and stories representing Bristol’s work in the world of space exploration will be uncovered through exploratory play.

Your galactic guide will be Bemmie the Rat, a cheeky local chappie with aspirations of being a Ratronaut! He’ll help you navigate time-travelling portals and introduce you to far-flung corners of the galaxy, to spaces filled with heart songs and stories of communities living on alien planets.

What’s Included:

  • A playful intergalactic 45 minute experience based on Bristol's involvement with space science and travel.
  • Enter a theatrical, immersive space handmade from upcycled cardboard
  • Videos, lighting effects and digital installations will guide you through an indoor maze-like space.
  • Replica artefacts and stories representing Bristol’s work in space exploration

Please see Space Shanty FAQs for information on accessibility, rescheduling and more frequently asked questions.

Age restrictions: 0+

Adult (ages 18+) £12
Child (ages 4-17 years) £8
Under 3's (go free with a paying adult) Free
Concession (over 65, student, armed forces or bluelight card holder | with valid ID) £8
Carer (registered carers must be attending with the individual they care for | with valid ID) Free

How to get there


  • Baby changing
  • Family friendly
  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

On the day

  • Please ensure you bring your QR code ticket to scan on arrival.
  • M Shed is located on the Harbourside, a 5-10 min walk from the city centre.
  • Catch any bus with a city centre drop off – you’ll be dropped off at Broad Quay which is a 5 min walk away. Temple Meads Station is one mile away.
  • The nearest car parks are located at The Grove, Wapping Wharf and Millennium Square.
  • There is a level entrance to all entrances to the museum, spaces and cafe.

Rescheduling and cancellation policy for Space Shanty Immersive Experience

In the event that you change your mind, this experience is not eligible for refunds. For details, see Customer Terms and Conditions displayed at the point of booking. We can instead reschedule your booking date for a different timeslot dependant on availability. To organise this please contact the team via at your earliest convenience.

You'll be hosted by

Space Shanty

Space Shanty Immersive Experience is brought to you in Bristol by a collaboration between D-Unit & Dreamy Place, Yuup and M Shed.

About D-Unit & Dreamy Place
Famed for their immersive installations, D-Unit is a creative collective of artists based in Bristol. Space Shanty is the work of lead artist Megan Broadmeadow and the rest of the D-Unit team.

Dreamy Place supports, promotes and invests in arts and cultural projects that explore the innovative use of creative tech and moving image. Including exhibitions, installations, festivals and performances. Dreamy Place is curated and produced by Brighton-based creative agency videoclub.

About Yuup
Yuup, the local experiences company, helps people find and book exciting things to do in their community. Yuup has earned a reputation for curating unique experiences for everyone to enjoy, building a place where people follow their passions, create memories, and discover things that make life awesome.

About M Shed
A place to discover the history of Bristol through rare and quirky objects, amazing film and photographs and moving personal stories. From prehistoric times to the present day, M Shed tells the story of Bristol and its unique place in the world.

Any questions?

FAQs for this experience