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Bristol Open Doors Audio Tour


Bristol Open Doors is back, but not as you know it. This year the city wide festival takes place from Friday 10 - Sunday 12 of September, and is offering you the chance to explore the city with your own Explorer Wristband that allows you to choose from over 60 specially curated adventures.

This year, the programme boasts a huge range of adventures to choose from, whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in audio tours, get a sneak peek inside Bristol Beacon, discover the history of Motion by daylight, tour Circomedia, jump on a boat, or take an atmospheric audio tour of Redcliffe Caves. This year the festival also features outdoors theatre at Ashton Court Mansion, brought to you by Show of Strength Theatre Company.

All of the events from this year's incredible programme have been designed to ensure audiences feel safe and will each have a bookable time slot, with lots of experiences being outdoors, including 5 immersive audio tours, boat tours, and outdoor theatre. 

It’s never been easier to be a tourist in your own city for the weekend, and thanks to First Bus, you can now travel easily between venues as your Explorer wristband entitles you to free travel across the city during Bristol Open Doors. 

Included in this year's programme is the chance to tour Temple Church and see at close the specialist conservation that is happening. The leaning tower and walls of this large late medieval church survived bombing during the second world war. Tour the internal space led by historic experts and discover how the work will protect the building’s history and hear about the building’s unique features including the aumbry & reredos, repairs to stonework and the stone tracery of the windows.

Explorer wristbands are now on sale for this year’s festival, and once purchased, you will then be able to book up to 4 experiences using your unique code. 

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