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  • © Underfall Yard

  • © Chris Wilkins

  • © Chris Wilkins

  • © Jon Craig

  • © Simon Doling

Underfall Yard

  • Friday 10AM - 5PM
  • Saturday 10AM - 5PM
  • Sunday 10AM - 5PM

Venue number: 65

Underfall Yard

  • Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Venue number: 65

  • © Underfall Yard

  • © Chris Wilkins

  • © Chris Wilkins

  • © Jon Craig

  • © Simon Doling

Underfall Yard

OPEN SITE, TOURS & DEMONSTRATIONS

 

*PLEASE NOTE* This is a drop in event with some must book elements. To book onto an exclusive tour of the Victorian Workshop (Sat & Sun), please scroll down and book below.

 

Since the creation of the Floating Harbour in 1809, Underfall Yard has been crucial to its operation.

 

While the history of the yard and the development of the Harbour can be investigated in the visitor centre, a lesser-known jewel in the yard’s crown is its ‘time capsule’ Victorian workshop. Still at the heart of Bristol City Council’s dock maintenance efforts, the unique and evocative collection of 1880s forges, machines and the line shafting that drives them are once again operational.

 

WORKSHOP TOURS (SAT & SUN): Join workshop staff and engineers for a guided tour. Discover the elegant Georgian engineering that makes the Harbour ‘Float’ in the Sluice Room and – for the first time – see the workshop brought back to life in a demonstration of several vintage machines, including the yard’s 1907 hydraulic pumps.

 

Victorian Workshop Tours
Adult: £5 | Child: £2

 

Victorian Workshop Tours run at multiple times on Saturday and Sunday, please book below.

 

Underfall Yard Open House
Drop in and look around any time during the opening hours.

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Design Information

  • Built19th century
  • Designed byJohn Ward Girdlestone
  • Building styleVictorian Industrial

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