Bristol Harbour Railway - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN, UK
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About Bristol Harbour Railway
Bristol Harbour Railway was built by the Great Western Railway in the 1870s and extended in the 1900s. After a century as a goods railway, it was handed over to the museum and has run as a heritage railway ever since. It was now a historical monument and gives information about the transportation facilities in that time.
Attractions Near Bristol Harbour Railway
Pyronaut is a specialized form of fireboat known as a fire-float. It was built in 1934 by Charles Hill & Sons Ltd. Originally powered by two Petter Atomic diesel engines rates at 55 bhp each. Two Merryweather & Sons three-cylinder reciprocating pumps capable of delivering 500 imperial gallons of water per minute.
M Shed is a new kind of museum, one that challenges traditional ideas. It works with the people of Bristol to create displays which make everyone want to come and see. It explores the city’s history from prehistoric times to the 21st century. Stories about the city and its people have been discovered through working with experts and communities across the city – a process that will continue for the life of the museum.
Arnolfini is a center for contemporary arts based on Bristol’s harbourside in the heart of the city. It presents an ambitious programme of visual arts, performance, dance, film, music, workshops and family events. One of the iconic attraction in this area and it will be a new experience.
Bristol Ferry is the best way to get around in Bristol by boat. It provides a scheduled waterbus service around Bristol’s unique Floating Harbour 364 days of the year come rain or shine and have done for 40 years. Visitors and locals alike can hop on and off their boats at any of their 17 stops.
Redcliffe Caves are actually mines, as the entire system was carved by hand with the purpose of accessing the fine sand within the cliffs that was perfect for making glass. Today, the full extent of the caves is unknown. They stretch for at least an acre beneath Redcliffe, a district of Bristol named for its red sandstone cliffs.
Pero's Bridge is a pedestrian footbridge that spans Bristol's floating harbour, and was named in honour of Pero Jones, an enslaved African who lived in Bristol. The bridge was designed by the Irish artist Eilis O'Connell, in conjunction with Ove Arup & Partners engineers and opened in 1999. The most distinctive features of the bridge are the pair of horn-shaped sculptures which act as counterweights for the lifting section.
Where is Bristol Harbour Railway
Discover More Attractions in Bristol City, Where Bristol Harbour Railway Is Located
The city of Bristol, set inland on the Avon River and with access to the Bristol Channel, has an illustrious history as one of England's oldest ports. Among Bristol's many tourist attractions are 30 art galleries and a number of parks. For families, there's Bristol Zoo Gardens and We The Curious, a science and arts center that is especially designed to engage young minds.