Creating a culture of curiosity

After 17 years of “making science accessible to all”, At-Bristol relaunched in September 2017 as We The Curious, with a new direction and focus to “create a culture of curiosity”.

Read our statement for more information
We The Curious – Questions and Answers

Curiosity is an innate trait everyone is born with, so it’s something everyone can engage and connect with. 

As an educational charity, We The Curious is about empowering everyone to ask questions and get creative - with boundaries removed between science, art, people and ideas.

Science will absolutely still be at the core of what we do, and with our new vision to create a culture of curiosity we are not just aiming for more people to access science but to completely shift how people see it. Science is messy, creative, collaborative, living and for everyone – an integral part of culture.



Join the movement

We’re entering an exciting new era and our new name is just the start of it.

When we re-opened on 14 September as We The Curious, we unveiled a revamped café, foyer, and shop space - designed to be a much more open and welcoming space for all.  

The next two years will see our ground floor completely transformed as part of an ambitious project. With funding secured from BEIS and Wellcome, we’ll be asking the city of Bristol what they want to see in our venue and we’ll be building and developing these new experiences together.

But we can't do this alone!

This is a team effort and you can help - whether that’s by letting us know what makes you curious, becoming a member, volunteering with us or donating. You can find out more about donating and supporting us, by clicking on this link.

We’re thrilled that Welcome Trust and BEIS are generously supporting our Inspiring Science project, but we now need to match fund to make this dream happen. If you want to hear how you can get involved contact our Development Team on


Thank you!

...To all of our volunteers, funders, members, visitors and partners who have supported us as At-Bristol for the past 17yrs, we can’t wait to explore this new era together as We The Curious.

Image credit: Paul Blakemore


We The Curious Board of Trustees

As a charity We The Curious is governed by our Board of Trustees and supported by an Advisory Council.

The following Trustees make up the We The Curious Board at present:

  • Chris Sims: Chair
  • Tom Betts
  • Simon Cooper
  • Ross Fairley
  • Councillor Helen Godwin
  • Councillor Geoff Gollop
  • Nick Jones
  • Kathreena Kurian FRCPath(Neuro)
  • Lara Lalemi
  • Professor David May FRS
  • Sujata McNab
  • David Sproxton CBE
  • Joanna Stringer
  • Tom Stringer