Visitor Information

Plan your visit

Opening times

During term-time, we’re open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed on Mondays. 

During Bristol school holidays and on bank holidays, we’re open every day, 10am to 5pm. 

Book tickets  

If you can, please book your visit online before you arrive. This helps us get you inside and playing quickly when you get here. Find out more about ticket types and prices on our ticket info page, or head straight to book tickets.  

Your ticket allows you to explore our two floors of exhibits and take part in our daily activities. If you’d like to visit our Planetarium, you can add tickets before you check out.  

You can stay as long as you want on the day of your visit, and you can come and go out as you wish, just keep your tickets handy.  

Anyone under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult throughout the venue, including in the Planetarium. 

How to find us  

We are centrally located on Bristol’s harbourside.  

Find out more about public transport, walking and cycling routes and visiting us by car in our ‘Getting here’ section. 

If you are travelling by car, we are within the Bristol Clean Air Zone so you may incur a fee if you use a vehicle to visit us.  

Our car park is close by on Millennium Square. Parking charges apply.  


Getting here

We The Curious

Anchor road,
Bristol, BS1 5LL

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 and have a hearing loop in our Planetarium.

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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.

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For further information please email


Fresh. Sustainable. Tasty.

Welcome to Double Puc Cafe, your go-to cafe at We The Curious.

We serve up handcrafted coffee, famous double puc cookies, and freshly prepared lunches, perfect for the whole family.

Open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday and seven days a week during Bristol school holidays.


Whether you're exploring the exhibits or simply enjoying Millennium Square, stop by for exceptional hospitality and delicious food & drink in this iconic spot.

Photo: Dan Watkiss


Gifts, gadgets & curiosities

Open 10am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday, and seven days a week during school holidays.

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!

You can now visit our shop online as well as on your way out. Featuring a selection of our products, everything is sustainably sourced and packaged.

Photo: Dan Watkiss

Visiting as a member

A Great Deal For Members

Membership with We The Curious typically costs the same as two one-off visits, and you can come back as many times as you like. 

And you’ll also be supporting our work as a charity. Find out more in the membership section.

If you’re an existing member, you can book tickets online using our new booking system

Please make sure you activate your account and log in before browsing tickets. 



Photo: Lisa Whiting


Visiting as a group

Group bookings

If you’re looking to organise a school trip, you’ll find information on our school programme in our education section.  

Leisure groups, such as brownies or scouts, of over 10 people can benefit from our group rate of £9.95 per person.  

Planetarium tickets are an additional cost (£4 standard, £3 open concession).  

To make a group booking and arrange payment by credit card, email us at  

If you are bringing a group with children under the age of 16, we require the following adult to child ratios: 

For children attending up to age 5, one adult per 3 children.  

Ages 5-7 years, one adult per 5 children.  

Ages 8-16, one adult per 10 children. 

All 1 to 1 assistants can attend free of charge.  

Photo: Lisa Whiting