The University owns buildings and gardens across the city and beyond. You can visit some of our buildings and gardens, see public art on display, explore our Theatre Collection, attend events and use our facilities.

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Wills Memorial Building tours

This historic city landmark is home to both teaching and public events.

You can book a guided tour and learn about the building’s history, and experience views across Bristol from the top of the Wills Tower. 

Visit our gardens

The University gardens are for staff, students and the public to experience and enjoy, as well as for academic study.

Botanic Gardens

Visit the University Botanic Garden in Stoke Bishop to explore our unique plant collection and glasshouses, designed to tell the story of plant evolution. Buy a ticket or book onto one of our informative curator’s tours.

Royal Fort Gardens

Wander in and enjoy art installations in this tranquil, award-winning garden, open to staff, students and the public.

Historic Gardens Tours at Goldney Garden

Attend a guided tour of Goldney Garden and learn about the history of this beautiful garden. Goldney Garden also hosts public events through the year.

See public art

You can take part in and enjoy the many public artworks and installations that our artists, staff and students have collaborated on. You can explore our permanent sculptures, visit temporary installations or take part in participatory programmes.

Cabot art exhibitions

The Cabot Institute for the Environment regularly collaborates with artists across a wide range of mediums, from print making to raps to podcasts. Find out more about our environmental art collaborations.

Visit our Theatre Collection exhibitions

Visit permanent exhibitions in our museum and reading rooms at the Theatre Collection

You can explore our virtual museum, The Uncertain Space, and experience artefacts from our different collections. You can use a Virtual Reality headset to experience the virtual museum at our Theatre Collection Reading Room.

Attend events

We hold a wide range of events, many of which are open to the wider community. 

Make use of our facilities

The University has a large number of buildings across the city. Hire venues and facilities for a range of events and purposes.

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