Visitor Information

Times and prices

We The Curious will be reopening in May

We're planning to open our doors again from Saturday 22 May, as long the timetable for reopening indoor venues remains unchanged.

When we reopen, it'll be with brand new experience Project What If, as well as a transformed foyer and ground floor.

We really can’t wait to welcome you back!

Please sign up to our mailing list for the latest news and to be notified when tickets go on sale.

Opening times

We are temporarily closed. Once we reopen, our opening times will be slightly different to previously:

Term time
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

Holidays
Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

Tickets

Everyone, including members, will need to book tickets online in advance. It will not be possible to walk up and buy tickets at the venue.

Members will be able to book tickets from 10am on Wednesday 21 April.
Non-members will be able to book tickets from 10am on Thursday 22 April.

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Donate and Gift Aid

We The Curious is an educational charity (number 1049954) and we need your support to keep our doors open.

Every ticket and shop purchase, donation and membership helps us to build a culture of curiosity. For everyone.

Please consider adding a voluntary 10% donation to your tickets and Gift Aiding if you can. 

If you’re a UK tax payer, we can then claim Gift Aid on the whole amount you’ve paid.

More on Gift Aid

Find us

One Millennium Square, Anchor road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Using Sat Nav? Please use our Sat Nav postcode BS1 5LL

Getting here

We The Curious

Anchor road,
Harbourside,
Bristol, BS1 5LL

Keeping everyone safe

Bookings and arrivals

To help keep everyone safe, we're significantly limiting the number of visitors in the venue. 

We’ll be running slightly differently than before, with timed slots for arrival every 30 minutes, with a limited capacity in our building throughout the day. 

All tickets will be issued digitally. When you arrive at the venue you'll then need to self-scan your ticket - which you can from your mobile or from a print out.

A one way system is in place in the foyer to safely manage both entry and exit.

You might be asked to begin your visit on either Level 0 or Level 1. That'll mean that you'll have as much space and freedom to enjoy the experience as possible, whilst keeping everyone safe. 

Unfortunately you can't take bags any larger than a rucksack into the building and we reserve the right to conduct random bag searches.

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Nuts and bolts

Our staff will be wearing face coverings.

You’ll see lots of hand sanitiser stations around the venue.

We’ve significantly increased cleaning throughout the venue (including exhibition floor and toilets).

We're using a disinfectant "Fogging" system fogging on all fabric seating areas within our venue daily.

All areas of the venue will be supplied with fresh air from outside by our air handling units. We've adjusted the units to increase circulation throughout the venue.

More info in our FAQs

What will my visit feel like?

We The Curious is a very large venue and as we're limiting capacity, it'll feel pretty quiet inside! You'll have lots of space to move freely throughout the exhibits and spend time with them.

The exhibition floor remains free-flow so that you can interact with the things that spark your curiosity. 

The whole of the venue floor and Planetarium are open. Only a small number of exhibits will be unavailable for the time being, including Rope Tangle, Sound Bite, Identify That Smell and the Build It raised area.

You'll still be able to touch some things as you would normally, just be sure to sanitise your hands regularly.

Some spaces and activities where there are staff-led activities are available to one bubble at a time. You’ll see signage at the entrance to these spaces. 

More info in our FAQs

 

What do I need to do?

Be mindful of others outside of your bubble and stay 2m apart.

Wear a face covering throughout the venue (unless you’re under 11 or exempt).

Regularly wash and sanitise your hands.

In some places you may need to wait until exhibits become available. 

Keep a look out for further instructions as you make your way around the venue.

Please don’t visit if you’re feeling unwell and have COVID symptoms (we can move your tickets to another day if you're unable to make it).

If you develop symptoms during your visit, please go home straight away and self-isolate until you can get tested. 

 

 

Need help? The best way to get in touch with our team is by emailing info@wethecurious.org

Cafe

Fresh. Sustainable. Tasty.

Expect great views of Millennium Square while you enjoy freshly prepared, sustainably-sourced dishes and drinks in our award-winning café.

We're committed to serving you fresh, sustainable, local and organic produce where possible, and we compost all food waste - which then gets used on the Millennium Square Community Garden.

Award winning you say…

We've won the following awards for our cafe intiatives:

Opening times

Our cafe will reopen on Saturday 22 May, along with the rest of the venue.

Photo credit: Dan Watkiss

Shop

Gifts, gadgets and delights

Inspired by our exhibition floor our shop specialises in pocket-money treasures and quirky curiosities.

Recycled and locally sourced where possible, our stock is influenced by science and promotes creativity - much like us!

Opening times:

Our shop will reopen on Saturday 22 May, along with the rest of the venue.

Photo credit: Dan Watkiss

Access for all

Families

We aim to be as family-friendly as possible and so have baby-changing facilities, buggy parks and picnic spaces - leaving you free to have a good time!

Find out more

 

For visitors with limited mobility and visitors using wheelchairs

We want you to be free to have fun so all our exhibits are designed with you in mind, we offer free admission to carers and our venue is fully accessible with lifts on all floors and drop-off points for vehicles.

We also have accessible toilets and a Changing Places facility, which are available to visitors in the Harbourside area.

 

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People with hearing loss

We want all our visitors to have the best experience possible so we offer free admission to dedicated assistants, have a hearing loop in our Planetarium, and a minicom system for bookings and information.

Minicom number: 0117 914 3475 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm, excluding Bank Holidays).

Find out more

Blind and partially sighted visitors

We want you to be free to have a great experience so guide and assistance dogs are welcome, there's free admission for dedicated assistants and our exhibitions are designed with you in mind.

Find out more

For further information please call 0117 915 1000

Groups

Groups of 3+ save 10%

Our 3+ group discount is simple and flexible. It caters for groups of all shapes and sizes – families, support bubbles, relatives, co-workers and friends.

If you book three or more general admission tickets online, we'll automatically apply a 10% discount to your booking (excluding any Planetarium tickets).

Scouts and Guides

At the moment we're unable to welcome any large groups, aside from schools. Once things go back to normal we'll be back with discovery days and sleepovers for scouts, guides and other organised groups.

Nursery and Childminding Groups

Small groups of six or less can book general admission tickets through our website.

Birthday parties

We love a party as much as anyone, but for the time being we're unable to take party bookings.