We The Curious announces summer reopening date

We The Curious announces summer reopening date

Posted on: 27 Mar 2024

Yesterday, Bristol’s largest science centre and educational charity announced its long-awaited reopening date to the curious minds of Bristol and beyond.


We The Curious is set to reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday 2 July 2024.


Visitors can look forward to a day out jam-packed with play and surprises this summer, from flying through space in the Planetarium to getting inventive with a new line-up of ‘impossible’ activities and rediscovering over 200 eye-opening interactive exhibits across the centre’s two floors.


Visit the We The Curious website for more information.



This grand reopening comes after We The Curious sustained substantial fire damage in 2022. Since then, the team behind the beloved Bristol attraction have been working tirelessly towards reopening, whether that be visiting schools, festivals, community, and centres or delivering over 270 free activities to more than 37,000 people.


Curious new visitors and returning fans alike will be able to explore two magic floors of interactive fun this summer. Experience a world of possibilities with Project What If, which opened not long before it closed. Inspired by seven questions from the people of Bristol, you’ll delve into some of life’s biggest mysteries.


Opening in 2000 as Explore @ Bristol before changing its name to We The Curious in 2017, the science-orientated attraction is seen as a vital part of Bristol’s story. Speaking about the reopening, Donna Speed (CEO of We The Curious) has said:


“We’re so excited to be able to announce our opening date this summer! The support we’ve had from our city has been incredible, so a huge thank you to everyone who’s continued to encourage us throughout the last two years – it really does mean a lot.


“It’s beyond heart-warming to hear how special We The Curious is to so many and the fondness they hold for it – and also how people who haven’t visited before are itching to experience everything on offer. We can’t wait to welcome you back very soon, and see the venue filled with joy and energy again!”



We The Curious will reopen on Tuesday 2 July 2024 and there is an opening celebration event planned for Saturday 6 July. Tickets will go on sale closer to the time so visit the attraction website to keep abreast with plans.

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Stanley Gray

Stan is a born and bred Bristolian, recently graduated from studying English Literature in Sheffield. His passions are music and literature and he spends the majority of his time in venues all over the city, immersing himself in Bristol’s alternative music scene. A lifelong Bristol City fan, Stan’s Saturdays are spent watching his team both home and away.