If these streets could talk…

Explore Bristol in a series of audio walking tours: 11 – 13 Sept

The Bristol Open Doors team announce a series of exclusive walking tours of the city, created with the people who know Bristol Best.

Uncover the city’s secrets. Listen to local legends as they guide you on your journey, from ship captains to graffiti artists, from historians to poets and craft brewers. In response to Covid-19 we’re working with Visit Bristol and people across the city to develop three fascinating tours for 2020.

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Vibrant Bristol: Street Art & The Painted City
Fri 11, Sat 12, Sun 13 Sept | £10, £5
Home to Europe’s largest street art festival and the birthplace of Banksy, Bristol is famed for its vibrant painted streets & multi-coloured horizons. But why is the city so colourful? Who brought street art to Bristol? What’s the story behind the paint? Starting by MShed, venture into the south of the city. Hear the stories behind vibrant Bristol from local artists, historians, residents and celebrities…

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Hidden Harbour: Stories of a Radical City
Fri 11, Sat 12, Sun 13 Sept | £10, £5
What stories does the harbour hold? Which tales lie untold? In 2020 Bristol’s quayside drew the eyes of the world. Journey through 1,000 years of history from the Merchant traders, slaves and slavers, to a statue thrown unceremoniously into the water. Featuring No. 10 Guinea Street, Bristol’s lively harbourside, hidden caves and Mshed docks, this special tour is created by the multi award-winning city poet Vanessa Kisuule in collaboration with the people of Bristol.

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Historic Bristol: Through Time and Temple
Fri 11, Sat 12, Sun 13 Sept | £10, £5
Nestled in the heart of modern Bristol is the ruin of a sacred Temple. Giving its name to much of the city, Temple Church was built by the Knights Templar. Travel through time and temple, from the Crusades to the present day. From the secret ale-house meetings of abolitionists, journey through the destruction of the Bristol Blitz, across Bristol’s healing gardens, to glorious Finzels Reach.

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