Our Visitor Centre is open from Friday to Tuesday, 10am – 5pm (Closed for cleaning from 1pm – 2pm)! From 1st September onwards, we have reverted to walk-in entry, with no tickets required.
Christmas Opening Hours
Mon 20th Dec: 10.00am-1.00pm, 2.00-5.00pm
Tues 21st Dec: 10.00am-1.00pm, 2.00-5.00pm
Wed 22nd Dec: Closed
Thurs 23rd Dec: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Mon 27th Dec: 10.00am-1.00pm, 2.00-5.00pm
Tues 28th Dec: 10.00am-1.00pm, 2.00-5.00pm
Wed 29th Dec: Closed
Thurs 30th Dec: Closed
New Year’s Eve: Closed
Saturday 1st Jan: Closed
Sunday 2nd Jan: 10.00am-1.00pm, 2.00-5.00pm
Tickets are not required to walk across the bridge – it’s open 24 hours a day and is free of charge to pedestrians.
In accordance with industry best practice and guidance issued by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions, Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre has decided to maintain mitigation measures, including reduced capacity, and encourages face mask use (unless exempt). 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 for all.
Our permanent exhibition and shop are both open and our Weekend Free Tours have returned.
We’re retaining some measures to offer the safest, most enjoyable experience possible for all of our visitors:
- Reduced building capacity in line with the latest sector advice.
- Enhanced cleaning schedules and hand sanitisers at key points.
- One-way system.
- Protective screens on the reception desk and shop counter – and PPE for staff
- 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.
When you visit, please:
- Bring a face covering with you, to wear throughout the exhibition
- Make use of our hand sanitiser stations throughout your visit and follow the one-way system
- Social distance from other visitors who are not in your group
- Use the stairs if you are able
- Bring a contactless payment method for shop purchases or donations.
To ensure staff and visitor safety, if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or display any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19, we ask that you refrain from visiting.
Our recent reopening has been supported by Arts Council England on behalf of DCMS with a #HereForCulture grant from the Culture Recovery Fund. However, we are part of a Charitable Trust and the closure of the Visitor Centre during lockdown has had a financial impact on us. We still need your support to secure our future, and by making a donation, you’ll be helping us to get back on our feet and sharing the story of the bridge for years to come.
You can donate online here, or donate at one of our contactless donation points when you visit the Visitor Centre.
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. Find more information on transport and parking.
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.