Visitor Information

Times and prices

Opening times

Due to a fire our building is closed, we don't have reopening date just yet.  

In the meantime, we're running free activities for all out on our squares. Our Education and Live Science Teams are now heading out to take the We The Curious experience direct to classrooms in the city. 

Do sign up to our mailing list for the latest news!

When things go back to normal, we'll be open as follows:

Term time
Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

Bristol school holidays and bank holidays
Monday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

Support us

We The Curious is an educational charity and we rely on income from ticket sales, donations and fundraising to continue our charitable projects and open our doors.

Now more than ever, we really need your support. You can do this by:

Find us

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

Please note, we’re within the Bristol Clean Air Zone, so you may incur a fee if you use a vehicle to visit us. More info

Getting here

We The Curious

Anchor road,
Bristol, BS1 5LL

Keeping everyone safe

Bookings and arrivals

To help keep everyone safe, we're still 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 to help manage flow through the building. The quietest time to visit is 2pm onwards. 

During the week there will be school groups in the venue, but these are also significantly limited.

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.

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. 

More ticket information

Nuts and bolts

We'll still be asking our staff to wear face coverings and we ask that you do too.

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

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

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. 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 have limited capacity too. You’ll see signage at the entrance to these spaces. 

More info in our FAQs


What are we asking you to do?

We want to ensure that our venue is a welcoming and inclusive place for all. So we still ask that you do the following to help keep everyone safe:

Be mindful of others and keep your distance.

Please 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.



Please help keep everyone safe


Fresh. Sustainable. Tasty.

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

Enjoy 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:

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.

All purchases support us as a charity and members save 10%.

Photo: 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!

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.


Find out more

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 email


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.