To reduce social contact, the Government has ordered certain businesses and venues, including museums and galleries, to close from Thursday 5th November until Wednesday 2nd December.
The Visitor Centre will remain closed until restrictions have been eased – see the government regulations for more information.
All Visitor Centre tickets have been automatically refunded. We politely request that you do not attempt to contact us unless urgent.
Please note the local lockdown does 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.
Lockdown and this new period of closure 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 hope to welcome you again soon.
When open, we are carefully managing visitor numbers, and tickets are strictly limited so we are asking all visitors to book for the Visitor Centre in advance where possible (the bridge is always open free of charge to all pedestrians and no pre-booking is required to cross). Find more information on transport and parking.
We’re aiming to make things feel as close to normal as possible but as your safety is our main concern, we are resuming services in a limited, safe and socially distanced way. We’ve implemented some new measures to offer the safest, most enjoyable experience possible:
- Reduced building capacity in line with the latest government guidance and sector advice.
- Enhanced cleaning schedules and installation of hand sanitisers at key points
- One-way system with social distancing markers
- Protective screens on the reception desk and shop counter – and PPE for staff
- Training in physical distancing and hygiene protocols for our team
- We have qualified for the ‘We’re Good To Go!’ mark from Visit England to verify that we’ve met government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.
Coronavirus Visitor FAQs
Everything you need to know about your trip to our Visitor Centre under coronavirus restrictions.
We've been busy creating and publishing new content during the lockdown.
Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre opened in December 2014. We are a member of the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme and are working to provide a comfortable and accessible attraction that can be enjoyed by all.
We have a small shop stocking a range of souvenir items starting from 60p! We like to work with local artists and small businesses and hope that you will find something a little bit different to remember your visit.
Hard Hat Tours
The Clifton Suspension Bridge Hard Hat Tour is a one or two hour experience which is suitable for groups of up to twelve people.
Weekend Bridge Tours
Our volunteer guides just love talking about the bridge, Brunel and Bristol!
We're very proud of our Visitor Centre - and the staff and volunteers that keep it running! On this page, you can find out more about the awards we've received for our work.