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.
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- All major credit cards accepted
- 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
- Groups Accepted
Map & 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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
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- nancyt682015Bristol, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawayExcellentMonday, 20th May 2019Thank you Bella and Lauren for an amazing 2 hour tour of the BBC. The time flew. Hard to pick out highlights - everything was so interesting, from standing in the place on the roof where Ian does the... Read full review
- reubenmsTrip Type:Solo travelExcellent and Very EngagingTuesday, 28th May 2019The tour guides were knowledgeable and energetic. Lots of interaction and a very real, up close look into the BBC internal processes. Loved it. Read full review
- irish2mmyBristol, United KingdomTrip Type:Solo travelFantastic insight and fun behind all the work at BBC Bristol!Wednesday, 12th June 2019I just did the BBC Bristol tour and had a fantastic time! It wasn't only a tour of what the BBC is and does, but an inside look at what is behind some of the magic of these shows. Pippa & Julia were... Read full review
Tel: +44 (0)370 901 1227
|Open - Pre booking is essential (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)|
* 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.