Acton Court

Latteridge Road, Iron Acton
Bristol BS37 9TL

A beautifully conserved Tudor House built by Nicholas Poyntz for the pleasure of Henry VIII, at Iron Acton, Bristol.

Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

West Lodge, Bath Road
Bristol BS4 3EW

Arnos Vale Cemetery is one of the earliest and most important working Victorian cemeteries in the UK.

Avon Valley Railway

Bitton Station, Bath Road, Bitton
Bristol BS30 6HD

The Avon Valley Railway is more than just a train ride, offering a whole new experience for some or a nostalgic memory for others. The AVR now offers a six mile return train ride along the former Mangotsfield to Bath Green Park branch of the old Midland Railway, and the chance to see the River Avon valley from an aspect that cars cannot reach.

Blaise Castle House Museum

Henbury Road, Henbury
Bristol BS10 7QS

The museum is situated in an 18th century house and holds most of the museums Service's 30,000 social history collection. Blaise has famous connections - it was immortalised by Jane Austen who described it as 'the finest place in England' in her book Northanger Abbey. The museum contains exhibits of everyday life from centuries past including an impressive domestic equipment gallery, a Victorian toy room including the museum's popular model train collection, old period costumes, other items of everyday life and a beautiful picture gallery.

Bristol Aero Collection Trust

Bristol BS34 7QH

The Bristol Aerospace Centre is a new heritage museum and learning centre being planned for Filton, to the north of Bristol. It tells the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. Collections: Aircraft, guided missiles, spacecraft and aero engines produced by the Bristol Aeroplane Company and its successors centred on the Filton works north of Bristol. Also some products of the related Bristol Tram and Carriage Co.

Bristol Cathedral

College Green
Bristol BS1 5TJ

A church has probably stood on this site for over a thousand years but it came to prominence in 1140 when Robert Fitzhardinge founded the Abbey of St Augustine.

Brunel's ss Great Britain

Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Road
Bristol BS1 6TY

The brainchild of our most famous Bristolian, Isambard Kingdom Brunel; this iconic steam ship is the heart of a multi-award winning visitor attraction. Rescued from rust and wreckage in 1970, and since lovingly restored to her Victorian hey-day, a visit to the ss Great Britain allows you to step back in time and explore true stories from the opulent First-Class to the cramped and quarrelsome Steerage.

Clifton Cathedral

Cathedral Church of SS Peter and Paul, Clifton Cathedral House, Clifton Park
Bristol BS8 3BX

The Cathedral Church at Clifton is the mother church of the Diocese of Clifton which covers the neighbouring counties of North Somerset, Bath, North and South Gloucester, Wiltshire, South Somerset, and the City and County of Bristol. Construction began in March 1970.

Clifton Rocks Railway

Princes Buildings, Clifton
Bristol BS8 4LD

Thousands of people pass the bottom entrance to the Clifton Rocks Railway as they drive along Bristol's Portway, with most not knowing what secret is buried in the rock of the Avon Gorge. Constructed with great difficulty inside the cliffs of the Avon Gorge in order to reduce its visual impact on the picturesque surroundings, this water powered 'funicular' railway opened on 11 March, 1893 and operated for 40 years against diminishing trade. Includes original turnstiles, regenerative gas light, artefacts left by war-time users.

Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre

Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, Bridgemaster's Office, Leigh Woods
Bristol BS8 3PA

The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a world famous icon of the city of Bristol. Designed in the 1830s by the Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it was not completed until 1864.

Georgian House Museum, The

The Georgian House, 7 Great George Street
Bristol BS1 5RR

The Georgian House is an 18th century, six storey townhouse that has been restored and decorated to its original glory. The house was built in 1790 for John Pinney, a wealthy slave plantation owner and sugar merchant, it was also where the enslaved African Pero lived. It is displayed as it might have looked in the 18th century and provides an insight into life above and below stairs. Collections: Part of Bristol Museums.

Kings Weston Roman Villa

Long Cross, Lawrence Weston
Bristol BS11 0LP

Kings Weston Villa was discovered during the construction of Lawrence Weston housing estate in 1947; the construction of a road partially destroyed it, but a full excavation was carried out in 1948-50. The villa may have been the centre of an estate associated with farming.

Matthew of Bristol

Gas Ferry Road
Bristol BS1 6TY

Over 500 years ago John Cabot and his crew set sail for Asia aboard the original Matthew hoping to trade goods and commodities with the people who lived there. However, he finally arrived on the coast of Newfoundland and therefore was the original discoverer of North America, not Christopher Columbus as most people believe. In 1997 the replica Matthew followed the same course as John Cabot in 1497 and sailed across to Newfoundland. It carried the same number of crew members as the original and took the same amount of time to complete the crossing. Today The Matthew is based in Bristol Harbour during the autumn and winter months and is open to the public as well as undertaking short cruises around the harbour.

New Room - John Wesley's Chapel

36 The Horsefair
Bristol BS1 3JE

The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement. It was built and used by John Wesley and the early Methodists as a meeting and preaching place and the centre for helping and educating the needy members of the community. The chapel itself is on the ground floor (where there is also a shop) and is accessible from either the Broadmead or Horsefair courtyards. Upstairs, are the Preachers' Rooms where the MLA accredited museum is located.

Red Lodge Museum, The

The Red Lodge, Park Row
Bristol BS1 5LJ

The Red Lodge is often described as Bristol's 'hidden treasure' because of its magnificent Tudor rooms. The house, built in 1580, is furnished in Elizabethan, Stuart and Georgian styles and contains the impressive Great Oak Room, with its original Elizabethan plasterwork ceiling, oak panelling and carved chimneypiece.

Winterbourne Medieval Barn

Church Lane
Winterbourne BS36 1SE

Winterbourne Medieval Barn is a building of national importance. Built in 1342, just a few years before the great plagues swept across England, the barn is a unique survival of the medieval agrarian economy.