Visitor Information

Times and prices

We The Curious is reopening in November 2020, following temporary closure due to the COVID pandemic.

Our doors may be closed right now but inside there’s a hive of activity. We’re hard at work building our major new exhibition Project What If. This means a total transformation of our foyer and ground floor and this takes time.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our venue, but in the meantime we’re providing plenty of content online for you to enjoy at home.

For the latest news and to be notified when tickets go on sale, please sign up to our mailing list

Opening times

We are temporarily closed. 


 With donationWithout donation
Adult (Age 16+)£15.95£14.50
Adult concession£13.75£12.50
Child (Age 3-15)£10.45£9.50
Child concession£6.55£5.95

Groups of 3+ people save 10%!

For the best possible price, book online at least a day ahead of your visit. 

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*Prices are correct as of July 2020 but may be subject to change.


Gift Aid it!

The Government has a special scheme for charities like We The Curious. If you chose to add a voluntary 10% donation to your ticket price and you’re a UK tax payer, we’re allowed to claim Gift Aid on the whole amount you’ve paid. Your collective donations help thousands of children who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity to visit, to come for free.

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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,
Bristol, BS1 5LL


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: 10am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 6pm weekends and Bristol school holidays.

Photo credit: Dan Watkiss


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:

10am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 6pm weekends and Bristol school holidays

Photo credit: Dan Watkiss

Access for all


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!

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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).

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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


Safety and Security

The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers is of utmost importance to us, and we would like to reassure all of our visitors that security measures are in place for all events and activities here in.

  • We reserve the right to conduct random bag searches
  • Bags any larger than a rucksack will not be permitted in the building.
  • Please do keep your tickets with you at all times in the venue. 

Click here to see our FAQs for more information

Birthday parties

Who likes to party? We do!
Our birthday party package makes party planning a breeze, and includes:

  • Admission to We The Curious
  • Downloadable invites (via email)
  • A delicious party buffet lunch & decorated table
  • We The Curious sticker for all children
  • Two FREE adults per ten children
  • Your choice of £2 or £3 goody bags. Please speak to a member of staff for more information.

Prices are:

£11.95 per child with cold food

£13.50 per child with hot food 

£6.50 per member child with cold food 

£8.50 per member child for hot food 


Plus add a Planetarium show and explore galaxies in 2D or 3D!

*Minimum of ten children, two FREE adults per ten paying children.

Find out more by calling 0117 915 1000  (Weekdays 9-5pm excl. Bank Holidays)


Scouts and Guides

Treat your group to a full day of exploration or a Sleepover in We The Curious.

We offer reduced rates for leisure groups. To enquire email us here.

Nursery and Childminding Groups

Pre-booked nursery/preschool groups:

Call Education bookings on: 0117 915 7777

Nursery/preschool groups must book in advance and have a minimum of 10 people to qualify for reduced rates. 


  • Under 3s: FREE
  • Child aged 3+: £5.75
  • Accompanying childminder: £5.75 (One FREE childminder with every three paying children)

Childminders can take advantage of this ticket type all year round. Please provide your NCMA registration card or certificate as proof of membership.