If you happened to be enjoying a jog or a stroll across the Downs soon after sunrise yesterday morning, you will have spotted some familiar, but unexpected figures on our doorstep…
With spring in the air and wedding season upon us, we are delighted to reveal that the Clifton Observatory is now a fully licensed wedding venue…open all year round!
Those of you who have visited us before will know…
“A magical story of giants at play, in the city of Bristol they frolic all day. Have a peek and take a look, at the mischief they cause inside out little book…” Have you ever wondered why there is a cave under the Observatory? Or what the Camera Obscura is used for?
In celebration of Aristotle’s 2400th birthday, come and take part in a day of fun with cameras. Come along to the Clifton Observatory on the Downs from 1pm till 4pm on Sunday 1st May (bank holiday weekend) where pinhole photographer Justin Quinnell will be showing you how the world should be seen – upside down!
We’re excited to let you know about our new, very special mural; an artistic representation of beautiful Bristol.
We teamed up with Paula Bowles, children’s book illustrator, earlier on the year to help design our Clifton Observatory Shaun the Sheep as part of the Shaun in the City project.
When Bristol Sunset Cinema came to the Observatory this September for a screening of Flash Gordon (1980), we weren’t expecting the all-star cast to make an appearance. It was a fantastic surprise to receive two very enthusiastic messages from Prince Vultan (Brian Blessed) and Flash himself (Sam J. Jones) to introduce the screening!
In 1926 a Welsh male choir in embarked on an unforgettable “street-singing” tour to raise money for children affected by miners’ strikes. Today, with the help of a diary account of the trip, Carrie Grant is taking modern choir members back to Bristol to retrace the steps of their forbears.
- Gromit Unleashed 2: Clifton Observatory to join the charity trail
- Bristol’s Newest Wedding Venue: Enjoy your special day at Clifton Observatory
- Get into the festive spirit with our Christmas Masterclasse, Belle de Jour style.
- Watch the balloons from 360 at the Observatory, Bristol’s newest rooftop café
- Clifton Observatory on Escape to the Country