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BBC Bristol Tours

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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.

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:

    • hollydayBristol
      bristol
      behind the scenes tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 23rd August 2019
      excellent excellent excellent. i have visited twice in august with both sets of grandchildren and each visit was superbly executed and presented. we were lucky enough to have a lady called Bella... Read full review
    • frances018
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Excellent fun and informative. Would do it again.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 28th September 2019
      I took my children, age 9 and 11, on this tour today - it was brilliant. We got to see the BBC Bristol Radio station and TV studios, record our own radio and TV sketch, see a preview of a new nature... Read full review
    • LizBra
      Super tour with super guides
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 6th November 2019
      An excellent and extremely interesting couple of hours spent at the BBC studios in Bristol. Guides Pippa and Bella were very knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around the various different... Read full review
    23 Whiteladies Road
    Bristol
    BS8 2LR

    Tel: +44 (0)370 901 1227

    Opening Times

    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.

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