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We The Curious

Add We The Curious to your Itinerary

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About

We The Curious (formerly At-Bristol Science Centre) is a state-of-the-art visitor attraction, offering an amazing world of hands-on discovery for you, your friends and family.

We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. It's about asking questions, getting creative and testing things out. Science is collaborative, living and a vital part of culture - and the exhibits, events and activities aim to stoke curiosity in all of us.

With over 300 exhibits, At-Bristol is a must-see for all ages and takes you on an incredible journey exploring the inner workings of the world around us.

Join Morph and friends in Aardman’s exclusive exhibition and become an animator for the day. Be awed by icy bodies and cosmic rays, walk through a tornado, create your own TV show or cover yourself from head to toe in a giant bubble!

Plus, there is always something new to discover with the ever-changing programme of special activities covering everything from anatomy and robots, to food and flight!

You can even take a trip to the outer reaches of the universe in a show that will have you seeing stars! Sit back and enjoy as the Live Science Team wow you with their amazing astronomical knowledge - perfect for young and old alike. The planetarium is the UK’s first 3D Planetarium, providing an even more stunning immersive experience with full-surround sound and awe-inspiring sights from around the universe!

We The Curious is a fantastic day out for all the family to enjoy in the heart of Bristol’s historic Harbourside area, where you can also discover Brunel’s SS Great Britain and a host of cafés, bars and restaurants.

 

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction - with outdoor spaces
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas - Outside

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (charge)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Picnic Site - Visitors can bring their own food in or sit in the outside spaces

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 3 - 5 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 10 to benefit from group rates
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Bristol Pound Accepted
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Event Venue
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Picnic Area
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - On website
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Video

  • Watch At-Bristol's video here

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

Guide Prices

Adult - £13.90
Child (aged 3-15) - £8.95
Child (0-2) - FREE

Add a Planetarium show to your visit!
• 2D Planetarium show £2.50
• 3D Planetarium show £3.50 (aged 6 and up)

Prices correct at time of going live (January 2017). Please check the We The Curious website for the latest prices.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    835
  • Very Good
    384
  • Average
    101
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    18

Recent Reviews:

  • 725mel
    Truro, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Family outing
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd September 2017
    Fun Fun Fun - learn with fun Excellent for all ages Lots of engaging, interacting science - related activities Great atmosphere Read full review
  • ADsMum
    Stoke on Trent
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Engaging Museum for Kids and the Young At Heart!
    4 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 30th August 2017
    We hadn't really considered this on our initial trawl of places to visit, however on driving past our eldest spotted the branding for the 'animate!' Exhibition - and being a keen animator, we... Read full review
  • Neil C
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    @Bristol
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 29th August 2017
    Great interactive exhibits to engage the whole family. The Planetarium is well worth the extra £3 per person. Professionally presented. Staff knowledgeable and helpful. Great fun day out... Read full review
Anchor Road
Harbourside
Bristol
BS1 5DB

Tel: +44 (0)117 915 1000

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Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2011

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes

* Open daily*
• 10am-6pm on weekends, bank holidays and Bristol school holidays
• 10am-5pm on weekdays term-time (Bristol schools)
*except 3 & 4 September 2015 for planned maintenance, and 24, 25 and 26 December 2015.

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