How to Contact Us

Bristol’s Museums and Galleries

Bristol’s Museums, Galleries & Archives Learning Section, providing learning opportunities for nurseries, schools, colleges and their staff. A variety of skills-based workshops are available at our museum sites. We also encourage independent visits.

If you have any questions, queries or require further information about the Bristol Floating Harbour learning resource please contact us:

Bristol Record Office

Bristol Record Office look after the archives of the city of Bristol and make them available to everybody. Their aim is to collect and preserve records relating to the city of Bristol and the surrounding area for future generations to consult.

If you want to find out more about the records visit the Online Catalogue on their website. Staff can also offer advice to teachers about the records they hold.

Record Office Enquiries
Tel: 0117 922 4236

Bristol Reference Library

Bristol Reference Library is the largest public reference library in the south west. The large Local History collection includes a publically accessible reference library and a vast selection of material available on request. This includes books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, manuscripts, illustrations, photographs and an oral history archive.

Local History Librarian
Tel: 0117 903 7202

How to contact other useful local organisations

The Architecture Centre

The Architecture Centre is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion and exploration of excellence in all aspects of the built environment. The learning offer includes outreach workshops and events at the centre and resources to support the delivery of built environment education.

Amy Harrison


The Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts. Educators can arrange an informal meeting to discuss questions and ideas. Learning staff are available to visit schools to help plan a project.

Susan Roberts, Group Visits and Workshops Assistant
Tel: 0117 917 2314

Bristol Ferry Boat Co

Bristol Ferry Boat Company is situated in Bristol’s Floating Harbour and offers a range of services from within the city limits and out to the countryside beyond. The learning offer allows schools to travel around the Floating Harbour and discover its history and wildlife from a completely different angle.

The Bristol Ferry Boat Company office
Tel: 0117 927 3416


CREATE is Bristol’s environment centre. It hosts a range of events and exhibitions and also features a purpose-built eco-home.

The learning programme offers a range of innovative learning experiences to encourage children towards more sustainable lifestyles. Activities are available for Key Stages 2 and 3.

Create Education staff
Tel: 0117 925 0505

ss Great Britain

Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s ss Great Britain is one of the world’s most important historic ships and one of the biggest museum objects in the UK.

A learning visit offers a trip back to Victorian Britain to experience what life was like for people travelling on the world’s biggest steam ship in the nineteenth century.

The Education Team
Tel: 0117 926 0680

Marine and Waterway Services

Bristol Harbour Office
Underfall Yard, Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6XG
Tel: 0117 903 1484
VHF Radio: Channel 73, callsign BRISTOL FLOATING HARBOUR

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