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.
Regular commuter? Order a crossing card and save on your travel. Our Crossing Card helpline is currently open from 8.30am – 12.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. Thank you for your patience with our order processing.
Tourism & Visiting Us
In line with the Government roadmap for easing lockdown, we’re pleased to announce that we will be reopening our Visitor Centre from Friday 21st May 2021. The Visitor Centre will be open from Friday – Monday from 10am – 5pm (closed for cleaning from 1pm – 2pm) to pre-booked ticket holders only. 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.
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.
In the meantime, you can continue accessing our online resources by visiting our Lockdown Resources webpage.
Please note the current restrictions do not affect vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians crossing the Clifton Suspension Bridge. We remain open for contactless vehicle crossings. Foot passengers – please follow the one-way system and instructional signage.
- 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.
- Free Tours and Bridge Tours are not currently running, although we are accepting group enquiries for future visits. Schools can book now for remote learning or outreach sessions.
The lockdowns over the past year continue to have a huge financial impact on us. If you can, please consider making a donation to the Trust support our work. Thank you once again for your patience during these unprecedented times and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
The Clifton Public Toilets are currently open.
The Coffee Cart is currently open daily from 11am – 4.45pm for hot and cold drinks and a small range of provisions including peanut butter, oat milk, cow’s milk (skimmed, semi-skimmed and whole), chocolate bars 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 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 continued support. We look forward to welcoming you soon.