Visitor Information

Times and prices

We're open!

We can't wait to welcome you to our brand new experience Project What If, plus a transformed foyer and ground floor.

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Everyone, including members, needs to book tickets online in advance. It's not possible to walk up and buy tickets at the venue.

Tickets are on sale now for all dates up to 31 March 2022.

We recommend booking as far ahead as you can as popular sessions sell out quickly.

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Opening times

Term time
Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm

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

Due to essential maintenance, please note that some of the exhibit constellations on Level 0 will be closed on Wed 10 Nov, Thurs 11 Nov and Fri 12 Nov.

We'll be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Donate and Gift Aid

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

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

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 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. 

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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).

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. 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 outside of your bubble and stay 2m apart.

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 and self-isolate until you can get tested. 

 

 

Please help keep everyone safe

Cafe

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

Shop

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

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.

 

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 info@wethecurious.org

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.