Virtual Tour of Underfall Yard for Key Stage 2


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Virtual Tour of Underfall Yard


In normal times Underfall Yard are pleased to welcome primary schools to allow pupils to explore the fascinating historic, scientific and geographical features of Underfall Yard and Bristol Harbour. Given the current situation, they are now leading visits for parents and their children via Zoom. They are not charging for these tours (which are being offered primarily to help pupils, teachers and schools in what has been a difficult year), but as a small charitable trust they'd greatly appreciate any donations via their Just Giving page. 

The visit is delivered in real time and considers the history of Underfall Yard and Bristol Harbour, the machines and engineering and science at the yard, boat building and boat repair. It lasts just under an hour and includes the operation of several of Victorian machines and there is plenty of time for questions and discussion.

While leading virtual tours is rather new for the team, they were very pleased with some recent feedback from a Year 6 group whose teacher commented: ‘We had such positive feedback from the children - they thoroughly enjoyed the session and gained so much from it. My colleague would also like to extend her thanks - she too was equally enthusiastic! As you can imagine, they were particularly excited to see behind those locked doors (- there were gasps of excitement!), and they were fascinated to see, and hear about, the sluices, Victorian workshop and pumps/accumulator’.

1.00pm - 2.00pm & 11.00am - 12.00pm (date dependent) 

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Please book your free tickets via Eventbrite
Participants will be emailed a Zoom link for the tour prior to the event.

There is no charge for these tours, but as a small charitable trust they would greatly appreciate donations via their Just Giving page

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Underfall Yard Bristol HarboursideUnderfall Yard, Central BristolUnderfall Yard – the heart of Bristol’s harbour since 1809 and the machines that powered a port.