• Redcliffe Caves Bristol Open Doors

Going Underground: Wild Sound | Redcliffe Caves

  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Venue number: 42

Going Underground: Wild Sound | Redcliffe Caves

  • Saturday
  • Sunday

Venue number: 42

  • Redcliffe Caves Bristol Open Doors

Redcliffe Caves



Did you know there are caves in the centre of our city?


Hidden behind a small door in the banks of the harbour are the Redcliffe Caves…


This year, the caves come alive with wild sound. BBC wildlife collaborators Wounded Buffalo have created a unique sound installation in the depths of the city.


Hear salt-mining elephants and haunting seal pups, petrel seabirds and tiny insects, and immerse yourself in the sounds of these cave dwelling creatures.


Navigate your way through a complex network of tunnels that extend beneath Redcliffe, excavated for the Triassic red sandstone as far back as the middle ages.



The caves are so popular that every year, we experience long queues. This year, with the special sound installation, we expect the caves to be even more popular. Therefore, we are providing bookable times slots with an arrival hour, to help space audiences throughout the day.


The time slots are as follows:

10:00 – 11:00
11:00 – 12:00
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
15:00 – 16:00

Please book in advance and then arrive at the caves near the start of your designated time window.
On arrival, join the pre-booked queue.


Warning! There is no lighting in the caves so please bring a torch and sturdy shoes.


Adult: £5 | Child (3-15 years): £2 | Child (0-3 years): FREE


Booking essential. Please book onto a time slot below. We advise you arrive at the start time as this is a popular event and will be busy.


Delivered in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering,  multi-award-winning Wounded Buffalo  Sound Studios ,SXS Events, The Foundry and The Creative Technologies Laboratory (CT Lab), UWE Bristol’s Department of Computer Science and Creative Technology and Bristol City Council.


*Subject to site permissions

Key Information

  • Address Phoenix Wharf, Redcliffe, BS1 6SW
  • Amenities
    Wheelchair access
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Pram friendly

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