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“Lots of fun for families”
Review of We The Curious

We The Curious
Ranked #22 of 217 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We The Curious was previously known as At-Bristol Science Centre; an educational charity with an aim to “make science accessible to all”, it opened in 2000, and welcomed over 5 million visitors in the past 17 years. At-Bristol relaunched as We The Curious in September 2017, with a new vision that is committed to creating a culture of curiosity. We The Curious is an idea and a place for everyone. Our venue on Bristol’s harbourside is a bit like an indoor festival, with all sorts of different experiences, where you can interact with exhibits, test stuff out and participate rather than just visit. We’re all about empowering everyone to ask questions and get creative - with boundaries removed between science, art, people and ideas - a culture of curiosity.
Reviewed 13 August 2014

We had planned to spend about 4 hours here but actually spend closer to 8 hours!

Our children are 11 & 9 and really enjoyed all the hands on science experiments. It's a good place if you have a range of ages too as there are things for the smaller children and things to amuse young teenagers too. My daughter and I particularly enjoyed the "Biology" stuff downstairs. You can put all the body parts back into a body, build DNA or see a real brain!

There are picnic facilities and vending machines, plus a shop.

The toilets were very clean too - 10/10 from us!

1  Thank Kath B
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

visited last week with my 6 year old daughter. we arrived at 11am and it was very busy as expected and don't have a problem with that but what I do have a problem with is parents who let their kids just run around bashing some of the exhibits that are there rathing than actually doing what it says on the exhibit and pushing in front of other kids who are either using the exhibits or activities or waiting for the person in front to finish their turn. Apart from that it is quite a good place with some very interesting exhibits although there are a few that look like they could do with freshining up. we spent about 3 hours there then went out for lunch at a nearby restaurant then came back in about 4pm when it was much much quieter and you could pretty much get on any exhibit you wanted and was much nicer. worth doing but maybe go after lunch.

2  Thank daveyboy73
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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

Went with our 5 year old. Quite expensive, but actually quite a lot to do. Son loved it and we spent nearly 4 hours there and could have stayed longer. Very interactive, you can also come and go so can go out for lunch and come back.

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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Excellent day out the whole family had fun but we were shocked to find the ample car park spaces was a car park,which cost us £9 before we even set foot in @Bristol. It would of been ok if they reimbursed some of the money when buying tickets but they didn't.

1  Thank greensla
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

A perfect place for a wet day outings for children of any age: 2 - 66! Plenty of interactive displays, with explanations if you are interested. Allow at least half a day, there is a picnic area as well as a cafe. Family and OAP tickets available.

Thank TravellerCheshire
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