Clifton Suspension Bridge: Family Vault Visits

Price
£10 / Adult
Duration
1 hr
Age restrictions
6+
Location
Clifton, Redland & Cotham
Host available in
Bristol
Child prices also available

What you'll do

Searching for one unique and unforgettable family outing? Clifton Suspension Bridge can lend a hand!

Join them for this family-friendly experience where you'll explore inside Leigh Wood Vaults. These vaults were built by the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and rediscovered twenty years ago. These forgotten chambers are seriously impressive - to say the least!

Put on your hard hat, climb down the ladder and follow your host's sensory map. You'll explore the largest and most significant of the twelve stone vaults – an incredible underground echo chamber that's 11 metres high and covered with stalactites. Discover a fascinating part of Bristol's history you never knew existed until now!

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

Register below to notify the host of your interest

What you'll do

Searching for one unique and unforgettable family outing? Clifton Suspension Bridge can lend a hand!

Join them for this family-friendly experience where you'll explore inside Leigh Wood Vaults. These vaults were built by the famous engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and rediscovered twenty years ago. These forgotten chambers are seriously impressive - to say the least!

Put on your hard hat, climb down the ladder and follow your host's sensory map. You'll explore the largest and most significant of the twelve stone vaults – an incredible underground echo chamber that's 11 metres high and covered with stalactites. Discover a fascinating part of Bristol's history you never knew existed until now!

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Hand sanitiser is available for all participants
  • Face coverings are strongly encouraged inside the Visitor Centre

On the day

  • All members of the group must be physically capable of climbing a vertical ladder and passing through a low corridor
  • There is a minimum height limit of 1.2m
  • Tours are suitable for age 7+ and under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
  • You will not be allowed to join the tour in heels or open-toed shoes. Wear sturdy shoes with good grip such as hiking boots or trainers and ensure you have two hands free to climb the ladder

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 2 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 2 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton Suspension Bridge is an icon of human ingenuity, British engineering and Bristolian identity. The Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust is a not-for-profit charity that acts as a custodian for this iconic landmark. Their mission is to converse and maintain the bridge to the highest possible standards. Join them in celebrating this unique cultural site and source of inspiration.

With the help of dedicated volunteers, uncover the history behind this unique iron chain suspension bridge - now one of Europe's few remaining - in one of the Trust's historical tours. Enrich your understanding and appreciation for this site.

Clifton Suspension Bridge's multi award-winning free-entry Visitor Centre attracts 80,000 visitors each year. Sharing the story of the ‘ornament of Bristol’, unravelling the lost techniques and engineering secrets used to construct this bridge in an engaging way.

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What people are saying

Great experience being able to go inside the chambers and learn about the history of the bridge. Fun little activity.

Michelle Walsh, Aug 2022

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Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

Register below to notify the host of your interest.

What people are saying

Great experience being able to go inside the chambers and learn about the history of the bridge. Fun little activity.

Michelle Walsh, Aug 2022
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Price
£10 / Adult
Duration
1 hr
Age restriction
6+
Rebook or cancel up to 2 days before your experience.