How To Get Here

How To Get Here

The Matthew of Bristol is located in the heart of Bristol’s city centre in the historic Floating Harbour, next to the M Shed museum.

Location: Prince's Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol, BS1 4RN

(opposite the M Shed)

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Get here by bus

  • The Matthew is served by all buses that run to the City Centre. 
  • You can take the M2 Metrobus to the Wapping Wharf stop. It's then just a 2–3-minute walk to The Matthew! The M2 runs every 10-15 minutes from Long Ashton Park & Ride to the City Centre via Ashton Vale, Ashton Gate, Cumberland Basin, Spike Island, Redcliff Hill, Temple Meads, Cabot Circus and Broadmead. The Park & Ride is open from 5.30am Monday to Saturday (closed Sundays and public holidays). 
  • Alternatively, use the Portway Park & Ride and get a bus to the Centre (St. Augustine's Parade stop), about a 15-minute walk from The Matthew. It is open from 6am Monday to Saturday and 9am on Sundays and public holidays.
  • You can also visit via the Bristol Insight open-top bus tour – use stop no. 4 SS Great Britain, which is a 5–10 minute walk away.


Get here by boat

  • Catch a ferry to either the SS Great Britain or Bristol City Centre.


Get here by train

  • Bristol Temple Meads is a 20-minute walk from The Matthew, or you can catch the number 8 or 9 bus from the station which will drop you in the City Centre.


Get here by bike

  • There are bike racks by the back entrance of M Shed which also links to the cycle track. 
  • There is a tyre pump at the end of M Shed on Wapping Road.
  • Please note there is no cycle access on the dockside directly to The Matthew. 


Get here by car

  • The nearest car park is at Wapping Wharf, a 2-3 minute walk from the ship. 
  • You may also be able to park at Museum Street, near Brunel's Buttery (BS1 6UD). 
  • There are also car parks at The Grove (BS1 4RB) by the Thekla, and the Maritime Heritage Centre (BS1 6JL), near the SS Great Britain. 
  • There are five disabled spaces at The Grove, three next to Brunel’s Buttery and four accessible spaces in the Wapping Wharf car park. 
  • Slightly further afield is the Millennium Square car parkabout a 10-minute walk away.


Coaches and minibuses

  • There is no parking for coaches at The Matthew, but they can drop off within yards of The Matthew by following Museum Street behind the M Shed.  
  • There is coach parking at the SS Great Britain, a 5-10 minute walk away.


For more transport information, visit the Travelwest website.

Photo By Colin Moody
Photo by Colin Moody.