2 February 2013 - 23 June 2013
Due to popular demand, Chocolate! has been extended until Sunday 23 June.
Additional events and activities for you to enjoy have also been added to the Chocolate exhibition programme.
Take a trip down memory lane, sink back into the loving certainties of a simpler time and the pleasures of childhood in M Shed’s Chocolate! exhibition.
This golden ticket family exhibition explores the history, mystery, magic and science of one of Bristol's (and the nation's) favourite products - chocolate! Unwrap the stories of those who made the confectionery in the city over the past 250 years, find out why it tastes so good and remember the brands from years gone by.
Among the special highlights, families will be able to…
- View over 500 objects from the Museum's collections on display, dating back to 1729
- See the last Fry's Chocolate bar and last Elizabeth Shaw Mint Crisp chocolates
- Cast your eyes over original recipes for Turkish Delights and Vanilla Chocolates
- Find out what it was like to work in a Chocolate factory
- Enjoy a multi sensory experience with working machinery, smells and items to touch
- Get interactive by designing and making your own chocolate box
- From bean to bar... the chocolate making process will be unwrapped.
- Each visitor will receive a free chocolate!* except on free days.
View the exhibition flyer
Discovery pens (new!)
A new device for visually impaired visitors and those who want to explore Chocolate! through audio content.
Admission: £5 / £4 concessions / £3 children / Under 5s go free / Family Ticket £10 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)
Special free entry days(Sorry no group bookings and no free chocolate on free days) Wednesday 20 February, Wednesday 20 March Wednesday 17 April, Wednesday 15 May and Wednesday 19 June
Father’s Day special
Sun 16 June
Dad goes free into the Chocolate! exhibition when accompanied by a paying adult.
1 in 10 group visitors go free. Groups must book in advance by emailing email@example.com
There are no group bookings on 'free days'.
Find out more about our learning offer, including KS1 and KS2 workshops and professional development opportunites.
Supported by themed events and multi-sensory experience, this promises to be Bristol's tastiest exhibition of the year.
A film screening of Chocolat (2000)
Thursday 14 February, 7pm
Women, honey and chocolate!
Friday 8 March, 6pm-9pm
The Chocolate Factory: From Packers to Shaw
Saturday 23 February, 11am
Chocolate! in the archives
Friday 8 March, 1pm
Create Easter baskets!
Wednesday 27 March, 10am-1pm
Thursday 28 March, 2pm-4pm
A screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Tuesday 2 April, film starts 2pm
Chocolate decorating and tasting!
Sunday 28 April, 10.30am-1pm & 2pm-4.30pm
Tuesday 28 May, 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm Where has all the Chocolate Gone?
Saturday 1 June 11am
Sunday fun day!
Sunday 23 June
With thanks to
Clarke Willmott Exhibition Sponsor
Bristol Water Education Programme Sponsor
Divine Chocolate Event Supporter