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BBC Tours

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BBC 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 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 '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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • 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:

    • Sue G
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fun and informative.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 30th September 2017
      I did one of the BBC tours with a group this week and it was really fun and interesting: I finally grasped how green screen works! It was fully accessible, very important to me as I have a mobility... Read full review
    • sparklybro
      Somerset, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Fun for all.
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 22nd August 2017
      Family group ranging dramatically in ages. Two hour tour. £10 pp. Got to see all aspects of the whole place. Saw newsroom, plus presenter. Got to see radio studio. There was interaction for everyone... Read full review
    • Ann L
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Great look behind the scenes
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 28th June 2017
      Went on the BBC Bristol tour, which was excellent value at £10 Pippa and Lauren were great and I was (unintentionally) with a school party - and it is designed and adapted to all levels and great... Read full review
    23 Whiteladies Road
    Bristol
    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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