Until 3 September, six skeletons discovered in Bristol will be on display at M Shed alongside six skeletons from the Museum of London’s 20,000-strong collection; bringing to life stories that have long been hidden! The individuals on display include a Bronze Age man with a spear-head lodged in his spine, a decapitated Roman woman, and children with conditions linked to poor nutrition – each providing a personal insight into the human history of both cities. Alongside the exhibition, M Shed and the University of Bristol have developed ‘The Bone Lab’ – a space where children can reveal some of the science behind the stories. Children will discover how to distinguish between a male and female skeleton and how to identify what diseases and injuries the people had by searching for hidden clues and hearing from experts of the excavation site, lab and museum. Entry to the exhibition is pay-what-you-think.

• M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol, BS1 4RN; 0117 352 6600; bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed