Accommodation and Travel

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The M shed is shown in red, accommodation is shown in green.

Congress Delegates should make their own arrangements for accommodation and travel.

A group booking has been reserved for the British Society for the History of Medicine at the Bristol Hotel
https://www.doylecollection.com/hotels/the-bristol-hotel

The hotel is perfectly situated for exploring Bristol and for getting to the M-Shed where the Congress will be taking place 11- 14 September 2019. To reserve a room please contact the hotel directly on +44 (0) 117 923 0333 or Bristol@doylecollection.com Please quote The British Society for the History of Medicine to access the special rates that have been secured.

On booking you will be asked to provide credit card details to secure the room booking.

Rates for Classic Bedrooms
8th September 2019  Single Occupancy – £89 per room inc. breakfast Double Occupancy- £104 per room inc. breakfast
9th September 2019  Single Occupancy – £119 per room inc. breakfast Double Occupancy -£134 per room inc. breakfast
10th September 2019 Single Occupancy – £149 per room inc. breakfast Double Occupancy – £164 per room inc. breakfast
11th September 2019 Single Occupancy – £149 per room inc. breakfast Double Occupancy – £164 per room inc. breakfast
12th September 2019 Single Occupancy –  £119 per room inc. breakfast Double Occupancy – £134 per room inc. breakfast
13th September 2019 Single Occupancy – £109 per room inc. breakfast Double Occupancy –£124 per room inc. breakfast
If you would like to upgrade to deluxe bedrooms then there is a supplement of £30 per room per night.

There are many other hotels, guest houses and hostels  near the venue shown on the map above.
Additional information is available at https://visitbristol.co.uk/accommodation
There are also apartments available in the area. See https://www.airbnb.co.uk

Bristol has many visitors in September, so early booking of accommodation is advised.

Bristol Open doors event is 13-15thSeptember 2019
Visitors to the Congress may wish to participate in Bristol  Open Doors, a once-a-year chance to look behind closed doors and discover the city’s hidden treasures. You can explore fascinating buildings, join guided tours and enjoy a range of creative events and activities – all for free!    https://www.architecturecentre.org.uk/whats-on/bristol-open-doors-2019/

Travel to Bristol and the M Shed

The  M Shed museum is a short walk from SS Great Britain.
The address is Prince’s Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN
Walking from the city centre takes 5 – 10 minutes.

By train
Temple Meads railway station is a 20 minute walk from The M Shed, or you can catch the number 8 or 9 bus from the station which will drop you in the City Centre.
For rail travel, early booking will often result in  much cheaper fares. Useful sites for fare comparison and booking are:
Trainline: https://www.thetrainline.com
Great Western Railways: https://www.gwr.com

By bus
The M Shed is served by all buses that run to the City Centre.

If you park at the Long Ashton Park & Ride, you can take the M2 Metro Bus to Wapping Wharf stop which goes every 10-12 minutes. It’s then just a 2 minute walk to the M Shed. The Park & Ride is open from 5.30am Monday to Saturday More info here.

For local bus information go to https://www.firstgroup.com/bristol-bath-and-west

By boat
There are regular passenger ferries between various points on both sides of the floating harbour.
https://www.bristolferry.com

By bike
There are bike racks by the back entrance of M Shed which also links to the cycle track.

By car
Parking in central Bristol can be expensive and those driving to the Congress may find it convenient to use the Park and Ride service https://travelwest.info/park-ride.
(no overnight parking)

The nearest car park to the M Shed is at Wapping Wharf which is a 2 minutes walk from the M Shed. There are four accessible spaces in the Wapping Wharf car park. The carpark at the SS Great Britain and the Millenium Square carpark are both about a 10-minute walk away. You can find out more at the Travel West website.

By air
Bristol is well served by  air links, with daily flights from some UK airports, many with budget airlines. Significant reductions in air fares are usually possible by early booking.
Skyscanner https://www.skyscanner.net provides a convenient site for comparing flight options and prices.

There is an express bus service between the airport, Bristol City Centre and the Harbourside area.

By coach
There is a regular coach service between London Victoria and Bristol  Temple Meads with the fastest journey taking just 2 hours 20 mins . See https://uk.megabus.com

Bristol Visitor Information
Bristol has many visitor attractions, which are described at https://visitbristol.co.uk