BBC Broadcasting House
Bristol BS8 2LR
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Come and find out what goes on inside BBC Bristol, the regional television centre for the West of England. You'll learn how television and radio programmes are made and have the chance to visit our interactive studio where you can have a go at presenting the weather and star in your very own radio drama, complete with sound effects!
Your tour guides will give you an insight into the many programmes originating from BBC Bristol and tell you what happens behind the scenes to get them from script to screen. They are also on hand to answer any burning questions relating to technical wizardry and the famous faces who have visited the building. Visitors will have the chance to see the Points West studio, pop into Radio Bristol studios and hear how programmes such as Antiques Roadshow and the Natural History Unit's Springwatch are produced. Many Radio 4 programmes, such as Poetry Please, are made at BBC Bristol and your guides will tell you about these and many more.
Please remember that 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 further information about visiting BBC Bristol [PDF: 75KB]
- Read frequently asked questions (FAQs) about BBC Tours [PDF: 213KB]
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- 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 15 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 £8.00
- Concession £7.25
- Student £6.50
- Child (under 16 years) £6.15
- School child £5.25
- Teacher £6.25
- 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
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 group bookings of more than 15 people and bookings for wheelchair users, or people who have any other disability-related needs, please call our booking line so that we can discuss any specific requirements.
- By phone: 0370 901 1227*
- By phone from outside the UK, call: +44 1732 42 7770
- By textphone for hearing-impaired callers: 03700 100 212*
*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. For bus timetables and routes please go to TravelBristol.