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The place to go Explore@Bristol
Member Name: NISSAN
Date: 12/08/00, updated on 12/08/00 (162 review reads)
Advantages: A GREAT DAY OUT
Disadvantages: None as far as I'm concerned
Live in Bristol or just visiting, then why not take a look at the @Bristol complex in the centre of Bristol by the docks. Today I took my son to the Explore @ Bristol complex and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised.
Most Bristolians will remember the cannons marsh area of Bristol as a rundown open space, that was used as a long stay car park with a lot of old derelict GWR train sheds, well now that has all changed with this new development that has taken a number of years to create.
The Explore @ Bristol complex has taken the place of the old exploratory that use to be situated by Bristol’s main train station (Temple Meads), this new complex is full of fascinating exhibits and 90% of them are hands on, in one part you can star in your own TV programme and in another you can play virtual volleyball, you can learn about the way the brain works, about electricity, light and sound and you can even create your own tornado.
All the exhibits/experiments are all explained in an easy to understand language so even the youngest of children can understand what is happening, but if you do get stuck at all, there is plenty of staff about to lend a hand.
The facilities are excellent with plenty of seating areas and there is even a play area for the under 6’s.
The admission price is £6.50 for adults and £3.50 for children but if you mention Bristol’s radio station GWR, children are admitted free (as long as there is an adult paying full price).
The @Bristol complex is easy to reach by car, public transport of foot, and if you take your car they even have their own purpose built underground car park.
This is a must for anyone who lives in Bristol or who is just visiting.
This just leaves the Imax theatre and the wildscreen@Bristol to visit, on another day
WELL DONE BRISTOL.
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