Our guided walking tour of the bridge is designed to engage pupils in learning about the fascinating story behind this iconic landmark. The tour combines interactive elements, storytelling, and hands-on activities to make history come alive for pupils.
In this tour, pupils will learn about:
- How and why the Clifton Suspension Bridge was built
- The engineers responsible for building the bridge
- Why the Clifton Suspension Bridge is still important today
- How the bridge is maintained
- How a suspension bridge works
- Social histories of the bridge
Suitable for: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Group size: Up to 25 pupils
Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Curriculum area: History, English, Science, Engineering
This tour does require all participants to cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The tour will start on the Clifton side of the bridge and finish at the visitor centre.
If your group is larger than 25, we will split into smaller groups and start at staggered points.
We will give the group health and safety instructions about crossing the bridge in advance.
You are welcome to take photographs throughout your visit. We’d love you to share pictures of your school trip with us on social media.
This tour can be adapted to fit your topics needs and requirements.