Bristol Doors Open Day – now in its twentieth year –is the day when many of Bristol’s significant contemporary and historic buildings open their doors to the general public.
Entry to all buildings is completely free. All buildings will be open Saturday 10am-4pm unless otherwise stated.
For some buildings you need to pre-book to go round and will be turned away if you haven’t. Others offer regular tours with no pre-booking. Please check the individual entries for details.
Many of the venues are within walking distance from the centre of the city; all venues outside of the centre show the bus routes that serve them; whilst some also have a special free bus to them on the day, or you could cycle (see the travel section of this site for more details).
To celebrate 20 years, Redcliffe Press have published a book Inside Bristol: 20 years of Doors Open Day by Penny Mellor, which is available at the Tourist Information Centre, the Architecture Centre, the City Museums, Bristol bookshops etc for £10. Also direct from Redcliffe Press Ltd., 81g Pembroke Road, Bristol BS8 3EA at £12 carriage paid. The Architecture Centre will be holding a small exhibition on 20 years of Doors Open Day from Wed 28 August until Sunday 22 September.