Visitors to Clifton Suspension Bridge this Easter will be treated to a variety of new ways to learn more about the iconic structure, which will be celebrating 150 years since it opened to the public in December this year.
The free, family friendly activities launch on Saturday April 5th, along with the second public consultation on the development of a new exhibition to be housed in the Heritage and Learning Centre, currently under construction in Leigh Woods. The project has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Events will include historic tours of the Bridge on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays at 3pm. The tours begin at the Clifton Toll Booth and booking is not required for individuals or small groups.
Also on offer for the first time are Discovery sessions, which will run every day throughout the Easter Holidays from 11:00 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 3:00 and will give visitors the chance to speak to knowledgeable Visitor Centre volunteers stationed on the Bridge and ask them about its history, find out how and why the bridge moves and what can be seen in the surrounding area.
More information on these events and the rest of the forthcoming programme can be found online at www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/events.
Chris Booy, Chairman of the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, said “the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund is allowing us to develop our offer and provide a visitor experience fitting for such an important and well known structure. These events are just the first of many as we begin to create more opportunities for tourists and local people alike to come and experience the bridge in new and different ways, and learn more about its incredible past.”