At-Bristol is one of the UK's largest and most exciting hands-on science centres with over 250 interactive exhibits, live science shows, and the UK's first 3D Planetarium. Visitors can fly through the Solar System in the Planetarium; get hands-on with rolling seasonal programming in the brand new Food! exhibition and in the Live Lab area they can take part in explosive live science shows, as well as exploring hundreds of hands-on exhibits. With special events ranging from 'Toddler Takeovers' to 'After Hours' for big kids, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Induction loop & mini com 0117 914 3475
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, Bristol schools term-time wkdays 10-5, wknds & school hols 10-6. Closed 24-26 Dec
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About the area
The Anglo-Saxon settlement at Bristol grew up around the bridge and harbour on the River Avon. With access to the sea, it increased in importance. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, whose London—Bristol railway line terminated in his gothic-style station of Temple Meads, had long been involved with Bristol. He had remodelled the docks in 1830, and six years later designed the Clifton Suspension Bridge over the 250-foot (76m) deep Avon Gorge.
During the bombing raids of World War II many churches and historic houses were lost. Fortunately, the finest parish church in England, St Mary Redcliffe, with its 292-foot (89m) spire, survived, although traffic now swirls all around it. Bristol Cathedral was founded as an Augustinian abbey in the 1140s and became a cathedral in1542. The Norman chapter house is particularly fine. There is almost too much to see in Bristol: other gems include Wills Tower, John Wood’s Corn Exchange, the Coopers’ Hall by William Halfpenny, the Grotto at Goldney House in Clifton, the long south façade of Ashton Court, and the Christmas Steps (off the beginning of Park Road).
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