The Clifton Suspension Bridge remains open to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. A one-way system is operating on the footways so that pedestrians can maintain the recommended distance of 2 metres from other members of the public. All pedestrians using the one-way system should keep moving, and we ask that runners show consideration for other users and do not overtake.
To protect employees and commuters we are not currently accepting coins at our toll barriers. Please ensure you have a method of contactless payment (£1 each way) or pull in at our laybys to make a payment at our Toll Houses. Regular commuter? Order a crossing card and save on your travel.
Tourism & Visiting Us
We’re delighted to have reopened the doors to our Visitor Centre and we are now open Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Tickets must be pre-booked and we look forward to welcoming you back.
As your safety is our main concern, we will be resuming services in a limited, safe and socially distanced way. Our permanent exhibition and shop will both be returning, with our tours programme to follow at a later date. To visit, you will need to purchase a ticket.
Our focus is on ensuring that we have the right measures in place to offer the safest, most enjoyable experience possible when we open our doors, all in line with the latest government guidance and sector advice. We are making plans for comprehensive training for our team, rigorous cleaning schedules and changes to building capacity.
After this long closure period, we are incredibly excited at the prospect of welcoming visitors back into our building. Over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing updates about our reopening plans, so keep an eye on our website and social media for the latest information.
In the meantime, you can continue accessing our online resources by visiting our Lockdown Resources webpage.
- For the safety of all users all viewpoints are closed and we are asking pedestrians to keep moving – anyone stopping on the bridge to take photographs etc will be asked to move along by our Bridge Attendants.
- All Free Tours and Bridge Tours have been cancelled, although we are accepting group and school enquiries for 2021.
The Clifton Toilets and Visitor Centre Toilets remain closed at this time. The closest public facilities are currently at the Ashton Court Estate.
The Coffee Cart is currently open daily from 11am-4.45pm for hot and cold drinks and a small range of provisions including eggs, oat milk, cow’s milk (skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole), and Nespresso pods.
How you can help us
In common with other charities and arts institutions, we need your support more than ever at this time. Please, if you are able, consider making a donation or purchase from our online shop or buy a Hard Hat Tour tour gift voucher so that we can plan ahead to support the educational work of the Trust. Founded in 1952, it is the Trust’s goal to inspire the engineers of the future by providing unique opportunities to explore the past, present and future of Brunel’s ‘ornament of Bristol’.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.