Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre

Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PA

Tel: +44 (0)117 974 4664

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Clifton Suspension Bridge


Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre is now open to visitors subject to Government restrictions. Please see their website and/or social media channels for the latest updates. 

Please note the restrictions do not affect vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians crossing the Clifton Suspension Bridge. It will remain open for contactless vehicle crossings. Foot passengers – please follow the one-way system and instructional signage.

A visit to Bristol isn’t complete without a trip across the multi-award-winning Clifton Suspension Bridge. As well as being a sightseeing must-see, the iconic bridge has a Visitor Centre where tourists, families and locals alike can learn when, how and why Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s first bridge was built.

The Visitor Centre is run by a team of friendly volunteers who are happy to share the secrets of Clifton Suspension Bridge’s history with you. Hear about its construction, learn how suspension bridges work, discover unusual objects from the Clifton Suspension Bridge collection and find out how the bridge is maintained today.

This period of closure continues to have a huge financial impact on the visitor centre. If you can, please consider making a donation to the Trust support their work. The team tank you once again for your patience during these unprecedented times and hope to welcome you again soon.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre is open Friday - Tuesday from 10am to 5pm

The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit


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Further Information


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets - Clifton side, 50m from toll booth.

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Resort19581607791
      Bolton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely little Museum
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 18th September 2021
      Small but interesting place to visit if you’ve walked across the bridge it gives good insight into its construction etc. One thing the need to do is get their little shop sorted out so that... Read full review
    • kathrynclaire
      Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
      Very interesting
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 7th October 2021
      Very informative visit, not too crowded, very friendly staff on hand for any questions. Nice clean toilets on site, would highly recommend Read full review
    • Ian S
      Dorset, United Kingdom
      Fill in the details of your Bridge visit.
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 20th October 2021
      Brunnel didn't build the bridge. A tribute to engineering at the time. Well presented, great staff with a keen interest. It's free. Loads of historical info associated to the build of the bridge... Read full review

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