The Clifton Suspension Bridge remains open to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. A one-way system is operating on the footways on evenings and weekends. Tickets and advance booking is not required to visit the bridge.
Regular commuter? Order a crossing card and save on your travel. Our Crossing Card helpline is currently open from 8.30am – 12.30pm Monday – Friday. Thank you for your patience with our order processing.
Tourism & Visiting Us
In accordance with industry best practice and guidance issued by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, our Visitor Centre will continue to open from Friday – Tuesday from 10am – 5pm (closed for cleaning from 1pm – 2pm). From 1st September, we have reverted to walk-in entry with no need to pre-book.
As your safety is our main concern, Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre has decided to maintain mitigation measures, including reduced capacity, and encourages face mask use (unless exempt). Our permanent exhibition and shop are both open, and our weekend 3pm Free Tours have also returned.
We understand and recognise the worries and concerns among those across society who have been impacted most by the pandemic, including disabled people and the clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV), and our focus is on ensuring that we have the right measures in place to offer the safest, most enjoyable experience possible in line with the latest industry guidance.
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 when in operation.
- Free Tours and Bridge Tours are now back in operation – dates are added to our What’s Happening pages as they become available.
- We are also accepting group enquiries for guided visits, as well as 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.
The Clifton Public Toilets are now open every day.
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.