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BBC Tours

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BBC Tours


BBC Bristol Tours are delighted to have again been awarded the VisitEngland Best Told Story Accolade 2016. To find out why book a tour at

Come and find out what goes on inside BBC Bristol, the regional television centre for the West of England. You'll learn how television and radio programmes are made and have the chance to visit our interactive studio where you can have a go at presenting the weather and star in your very own radio drama, complete with sound effects!

Your tour guides will give you an insight into the many programmes originating from BBC Bristol and tell you what happens behind the scenes to get them from script to screen. They are also on hand to answer any burning questions relating to technical wizardry and the famous faces that have visited the building. Visitors will have the chance to see the Points West studio, pop into BBC Radio Bristol studios and hear how programmes such as 'Antiques Roadshow' and the Natural History Unit's 'Springwatch' are produced. Many Radio 4 programmes, such as 'Poetry Please', are made at BBC Bristol and your guides will tell you about these and many more.

Visitors on a BBC Bristol tour can now explore the new Wildlife garden created in partnership with Avon Wildlife Trust and BBC staff.  It has been designed as a ‘living classroom’ and is available to all schools in the area as a free educational resource and reflects the range of BBC content made here such as Countryfile and Gardeners’ World.

Please remember that BBC Bristol is a working building so no two tours are the same, but they will always be informative, interesting and fun.

Tours take approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and involve a certain amount of walking and standing.


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Driving - head for Bristol city centre and then follow signs for Clifton, University of Bristol and Bristol Zoo. The BBC is in Clifton on the west side of the city centre on Whiteladies Road. (For Saturday tours use the Belgrave Road entrance, which is just around the corner from main reception on Whiteladies Road). The postcode is BS8 2LR

Public Transport Directions

Train - the nearest main station is Bristol Temple Meads. The nearest local rail station is Clifton Down.Bus - from the train station take the number 8 or 9 bus to the bottom of Whiteladies Road. As you get off the bus keep the Royal West of England Academy on your right and you will now be on Whiteladies Road. The BBC is situated on this side of the road and is about a 5-minute walk. The 1,2,15 and 40 also stop outside the BBC.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Bekkitx
      Trip Type:
      Access to music, media students day trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 21st February 2017
      This tour was Absolutely brilliant! It was highly educational but fun at the same time! We saw everything from the radio broadcasting to the points west studio, where the weather is filmed on the... Read full review
    • E B
      Trip Type:
      Great visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd January 2017
      Really enjoyed our visit yesterday, and great value for money. It was good fun to have a go at the weather and the Archers radio play, and I enjoyed the visit round the studios and hear stories about... Read full review
    • Ed B
      Trip Type:
      BBC Bristol Tour - "A unique and unforgettable experience!"
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 9th November 2016
      I couldn't speak higher of the Bristol Tours coordinator, Wendy Fraser who coordinates a unique and unforgettable experience. Our tour guides Pippa and Meg delivered a frighteningly knowledgable and... Read full review
    23 Whiteladies Road
    BS8 2LR

    Tel: +44 (0)370 901 1227

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    Opening Times

    Open - Pre booking is essential (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

    * Regular tours take place on Tues, Wed & Sat at 10.00am, 12.45pm and 3.15pm. Tours take approx one hour and 45 minutes and involve a certain amount of walking and standing. A whole tour can be booked out to a charity, community or educational group.

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