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BBC Bristol Tours

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BBC Bristol Tours

About

BBC Bristol Tours are delighted to have been awarded Silver for Guided Tour of the Year in the Bristol, Bath & Somerset Tourism Awards 2017/18 as well as the VisitEngland Quality Assured Award for 2017/18. To find out why visit www.bbc.co.uk/tours

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 their 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 'Blue Planet 2' 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.

Extras

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

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:

    • WVST
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      A hidden gem
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 27th January 2018
      We really enjoyed our trip around the BBC, it’s a real hidden gem of things to do in Bristol. We had a behind the scenes tour of the TV and radio studios where we saw and learned much about the many... Read full review
    • Naomi O
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      I'm A TV Presenter
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 4th March 2018
      I bought this as a present for my friends birthday and I can honestly say that we were not disappinted with our experience. Our guides were very knowledgable and informative. The best part for me was... Read full review
    • Ajh6823
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Saved the best til last!
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th March 2018
      We spent a great 2 hours today at BBC Bristol and thoroughly enjoyed it. The studios were very quiet being a weekend but we still got to see all areas and loved the radio and tv interactive bits at... Read full review
    23 Whiteladies Road
    Bristol
    BS8 2LR

    Tel: +44 (0)370 901 1227

    Opening Times

    Open - Pre booking is essential (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

    * 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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