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BBC Bristol Tours

23 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LR

Tel: +44 (0)370 901 1227

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BBC Bristol Building

About

Come and find out what goes on inside award winning BBC Bristol, the regional television centre for the West of England.  You will learn how television and radio programmes are made and have the chance to visit their interactive studio where you can have a go at presenting the news and weather and star in your 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 worked in the building.

Visitors will have the chance to see the Points West tv studio, pop into BBC Radio Bristol studios and hear how programmes such as Antiques Roadshow, DIYSOS and the Natural History Unit’s Climate Change: The Facts are produced.  Many Radio4 programmes, such as Poetry Please, The Food Programme and Farming Today are made at BBC Bristol and your guides will tell you about these too.

Before or after a tour visitors can explore the wildlife garden at the front of the building created in partnership with Avon Wildlife Trust and BBC staff. It has been designed as a living classroom and is available to schools in the area as a free technical resource and reflects the range of BBC content made here such as Countryfile and Gardeners World.

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

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

Opening Times

Open - Pre booking is essential (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* 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.

Further Information

Accessibility

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

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted

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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 65Bram
      United Kingdom
      Fantastic insight
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th January 2020
      This tour is a brilliant experience for the family. Lauren and Bella our guides were welcoming, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable a real credit to BBC. It’s great fun and you can get involved and... Read full review
    • Jackie T
      Gloucester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Behind the scenes at BBC Bristol
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 23rd February 2020
      We were a bunch of oldies who went on this tour but I think it would appeal to anyone interested in how things are done behind the scenes. We learnt about filming nature programmes, reporting the... Read full review
    • Geof H
      Wimborne, United Kingdom
      EDHT Visit 10th March
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 11th March 2020
      A very informative visit taking us to the TV, Radio and internet Control rooms, the studios and for a brief on the fantastic filming of the Wild Life programs such as Blue Planet. We finished off... Read full review

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    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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