BBC Broadcasting House
Bristol BS8 2LR
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Come and be amazed when you visit BBC Bristol – now in its 80th year – the regional television centre for the West of England.
You'll hear how television and radio programmes are made here, now and in the past, and have the chance to visit the interactive studio where you can have a go at presenting the news and weather and star in your own radio drama, complete with sound effects.
Visitors have the chance to see the Points West studio and Radio Bristol studios and you might also visit the rooftop garden outside studio from where the Points West weather forecast is sometimes broadcast.
Your well-informed and entertaining guides will give you an insight into the many programmes produced here, such as Antiques Roadshow, Countryfile, The Food Programme and Flog It! as well as the Natural History Unit's programmes such as Springwatch.
Many Radio 4 programmes, such as Poetry Please, are made at BBC Bristol and your guides will tell you about these too.
BBC Bristol is a working building so no two tours are the same, but they will always be informative, interesting and fun.
Tours take approximately one hour and 45 minutes and involve a certain amount of walking and standing.
- Read frequently asked questions (FAQs) about booking BBC Tours and visiting BBC Bristol
- Pre-booking is essential
- Regular tours take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10.00am, 12.45pm and 3.15pm
- Each tour takes a maximum of 16 people
- A whole tour can be booked out to a charity, community or educational group
- Open to anyone aged 10 years and over. A group tour booked for under-16s must have at least two accompanying adults
- The building is fully accessible, but you must let us know about any access requirements in advance
- You may take photos in the studios as advised by your tour guides, but other working areas are restricted
- Video cameras are not permitted on the tours except in our Interactive Studio
- Adult £8.50
- Concession (aged 60 or over) £7.75
- Student £7.00
- Child (under 16 years) £6.50
- School child £5.50
- Teacher £6.50
- Blue Peter Badge holders: only available to badge holders aged 16 and under (with a badge and badge winner's card) when accompanied by a full paying adult – free by calling our group booking and access requirements line.
We're sorry, but we can't admit children under the age of 10 on the Bristol tour. This is because the tour content is not appropriate for children of this age.
To book tickets
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- For individual and group bookings of fewer than 16 people, please book online using the 'Book now' button above (if you have any access needs, please call our booking line – details below).
- For group bookings of 16 people and bookings for visitors with access needs, please call our group bookings and access requirements line on 0370 901 1227* (+44 1732 42 7770 from outside the UK; textphone for hearing-impaired callers 0370 903 0304*) so that we can discuss any specific requirements.
Please note it is not possible to make a booking for fewer than 16 people over the phone unless you have access requirements – please book online.
*Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecoms provider's call package. Calls from mobiles may be higher. Calls may be recorded for training.
- You can pay by cheque or with a credit or debit card including Visa, Mastercard or Visa Debit.
Link to map.
- Driving – head for Bristol city centre and then follow signs for Clifton, University of Bristol and Bristol Zoo. The BBC is in Clifton on the west side of the city centre on Whiteladies Road. (For Saturday tours use the Belgrave Road entrance, which is just around the corner from main reception on Whiteladies Road.) The postcode is BS8 2LR.
- Train – the nearest main station is Bristol Temple Meads. The nearest local rail station is Clifton Down.
- Bus – from the train station take the number 8 or 9 bus to the bottom of Whiteladies Road. As you get off the bus keep the Royal West of England Academy on your right and you will now be on Whiteladies Road. The BBC is situated on this side of the road and is about a 5-minute walk. Other buses stop outside the BBC in Whiteladies Road.
- For travel information please go to www.visitbristol.co.uk or www.travelwest.info.