Leave the M Shed to visit the SS Great Britain. Enjoy Ashton Court Estate before crossing the Clifton Suspension Bridge and taking in the views from Clifton Observatory. Spend time at Bristol Zoo before touring Bristol Museum & Gallery. Enjoy the views from Cabot Tower before passing Bristol Cathedral en route to Arnolfini at the waterfront.
It’s all about Bristol – explore the photos, exhibits and interactive displays of the M Shed to uncover the story of Bristol from prehistoric times to the modern day. You can also explore he adjoining L Shed and the working exhibits in the Bristol Dockyard.
SS Great Britain Landing
Visit Brunel’s SS Great Britain, launched in 1843 and known as “the ship that changed the world” – you can explore the Dockyard Museum, step on aboard the ship and explore the historic waterfront on a great adventure for all the family.
Ashton Court Estate
Ashton Court Estate is made up of 850 acres of woods and grassland, including a deer park. Visit the mansion, take in the miniature railway, enjoy the café or for the more energetic, set off on a mountain bike. Time it right and you can enjoy the spectacle of the Bristol International Balloon Festival.
Clifton Suspension Bridge
The Clifton Suspension Bridge spans the Avon Gorge – the River Avon flows underneath – rising and falling 13m each day with the tide. Enjoy a bridge tour, visit the Leigh Wood Vaults – hidden chambers supporting the bridge - or climb Observatory Hill for some great views of the bridge.
A former windmill dating back to the 18th century, Clifton Observatory affords visitors some spectacular views from its observation tower. Journey through the caves to take in some great views of Avon Gorge from the cliff face.
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Take a walk on the wild side – get up close a large variety of animals from bugs to gorillas on an enjoyable and educational trip to Bristol Zoo. Explore the aquarium, the bird forest and the 12 acre gardens, home to some rare plants and flowers.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Explore the galleries and collections of the Bristol Museum & Gallery, together with various visiting exhibitions and special events. From Egyptian mummies, dinosaur skeletons and historic maps there is plenty to keep all the family occupied.
The 105 ft tall Cabot Tower, built to commemorate John Cabot’s voyage of discovery from Bristol to North America in 1497 is found in Brandon Park – Bristol’s oldest park. You can climb the spiral staircase for some picturesque views over the city and harbourside.
Bristol Cathedral is located at College Green and is Britain’s only hall church cathedral. Explore the history of the cathedral and the award winning gardens before enjoying something from the café.
Set on the Bristol harbourside, Arnolfini is a leading international art centre and gallery where you can enjoy a range of performances and explore the library of art and design books.