Cross the Avon Gorge 75 metres above the high tide mark and find out why the design of the Bridge changed so many times, how daredevil bridge builders managed to get the suspension chains from one side to the other, see the impressive secret chambers discovered 140 years after the bridge first opened – and discover what the mysterious Latin inscription ‘Suspensa Vix Via Fit’ really means.
Clifton Suspension Bridge offers a curriculum-based STEM education programme suitable for all, from primary and secondary school, through to college and university students and lifelong learners. This iconic and historical structure is a feat of Victorian engineering set in the dramatic surroundings of the Avon Gorge, making it an inspiring day of learning outside the classroom.
Take a tour with an expert volunteer guide. Knowledgeable and experienced, guides can also lead workshops and hands-on activities for anyone learning about Brunel, history and engineering, bringing history to life for students and groups.
The coach drop-off point is on Observatory Road, just off the Sion Hill/Bridge Road crossroads about 150 metres from the bridge (postcode BS8 4AW). There is a 10-minute drop-off and pick-up allowance.
Our education programme encompasses a range of curriculum subjects and offers a variety of tours and workshops to accompany your school topic.
Whatever the age or ability of your group, we have an offer to suit you.
Are you arranging a Conference or Team Building event in Bristol? A visit to Clifton Suspension Bridge, one of the most iconic sights in the city, will give your delegates a chance to relax, network and get an insight into the history of Bristol. Ensure positive memories of your event with a tour or send your delegates underground to explore the Leigh Woods Vaults.
If you’re scheduling tours across Bristol and the South West, talk to us about your needs. We’ll ensure the coach bay is available for your use and advise you on the activities taking place on the bridge during your visit.
Blue Badge Guides, Coach Tour operators and teachers are welcome to bring groups to the bridge as part of a day trip to the city. Please let us know if you’re planning a tour of the bridge with your own guide or simply making a short stop to allow your group to look around. This allows us to manage crowds and make sure everyone can enjoy the bridge.