What Shedders say

To be able to come to the shed and work and help others gives me a great deal of satisfaction. I feel a sense of worth and love the way all the men work together.


It gives me a reason to get up in the morning and for two days a week I feel I’m gainfully employed.I really feel good working with and helping chaps who often feel isolated in the community.I would need a very good reason not to come.

Bill, 67

It’s great to learn new skills, get advice and sit and have a chat.


The Shed lifted my life. Finding the Shed came at a good time, I was low.


What is a Men’s Shed?

A Men's Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A Men's Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.

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UK Men’s Sheds in Numbers

Currently open
In development
New Sheds opening each month (average over last 3 months)
Shed Members (est)

What is a Men’s Shed

Men coming together, working shoulder to shoulder making, fixing and talking. Read more

Start and manage a Shed

Learn from the experience of other Shedders how to set up and run a successful Shed. Get advice

Where they are

We are all over the UK. Find your closest Shed. Search the map

New developments

The Association aims to promote and support the development of Men’s Sheds. Find out how we are doing this. Read more


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Contact us

For general enquiries and further information for Sheds please email our Men's Sheds Advisor (Kaye Lay) on admin@ukmsa.org.uk Telephone: 07763 021018

To contact or find out more about a specific Shed please click here to go to our map.

For all other enquiries, including speaking to someone about UKMSA and the Men’s Sheds movement, please contact our Director of Services (Anne Oxley) on 07933 954061 or email dos@menssheds.org.uk.

Please note we are a small charity and will respond to your email or telephone call as soon as possible.

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