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Tours

Come behind the scenes of Knowle West Media Centre on one of our Bristol tours: find out more about our projects, history and environmental building.

As well as welcoming visitors of all ages to take part in our projects and events, we also offer a range of tour options for larger groups and delegations.

You could meet with one of our staff experts in a ‘question and answer’ session,  organise some consultancy time about a particular topic or area of our work, or explore the environmental features of our building.

The seven tour options we offer are summarised below – please contact Rachel Clarke for further details, practical information and to enquire about our availability.

Tours take place Monday to Friday and are subject to the availability of staff and space within KWMC.  We are able to accommodate groups of up to 40 people.

We look forward to welcoming you!

1. Past, Present & Future

No cost, 45 mins, fully DDA compliant

Discover the history and vision of KWMC, tour our sustainable straw-bale building and hear more about our four main areas of work. There will be an opportunity to view our current exhibition (subject to availability).

2. Engaging young people

No cost, 45 mins, fully DDA compliant

Find out more about our work with young people aged 9-19, including engagement, skills development, training, and supported employment. As...

Find out more about our work with young people aged 9-19, including engagement, skills development, training, and supported employment. As well as an overview of the history and vision of KWMC, you will receive an introduction to Jump Studios (our after-school programme), Eight (supported employment agency for young creatives) and our Schools Programme. Enjoy a tour of our sustainable straw-bale building and a showcase of work produced by young people.

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3. Technology & Education

£125 per group (plus VAT), 90 mins, fully DDA compliant, includes refreshments

As well as an introduction to KWMC and our work with young people aged 9-19 (as detailed in Option #2),...

As well as an introduction to KWMC and our work with young people aged 9-19 (as detailed in Option #2), you can experience a hands-on ‘lesson’ demonstrating the digital tools we take into schools. We’ll organise a Question & Answer session with a KWMC staff expert, covering topics such as planning, liaising with schools and evaluation. The tour will be rounded off with a showcase of work produced by young people with support from KWMC.

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4. Communities, Technologies & Food

£125 per group (plus VAT), 90 mins, fully DDA compliant, includes refreshments

Take a tour of our sustainable strawbale building and hear about the history, work and vision of KWMC.  Meet KWMC staff...

Take a tour of our sustainable strawbale building and hear about the history, work and vision of KWMC.  Meet KWMC staff experts and ask them your questions, and find out more about our current food projects. We’ll also provide an introduction to our apps My Bristol and My Knowle West – two ‘local social networks’ offering an online platform for growers to network and showcase their produce.

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5. Encouraging sustainable living through arts and technology

£125 per group (plus VAT), 90 mins, fully DDA compliant, includes refreshments

Discover our energy-reduction and solar projects, enjoy a tour of our building, then spend time with one of our staff experts in...

Discover our energy-reduction and solar projects, enjoy a tour of our building, then spend time with one of our staff experts in a Question & Answer session where you can explore topics including innovative approaches to data visualisation, and ensuring that technical solutions meet the needs of real people and places.

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6. Supporting Active Citizenship

£125 per group (plus VAT), 90 mins, fully DDA compliant, includes refreshments

Take a tour of KWMC and enjoy a showcase of recent work, including the University of Local Knowledge, projects with older residents,...

Take a tour of KWMC and enjoy a showcase of recent work, including the University of Local Knowledge, projects with older residents, and projects addressing isolation. We’ll match you up with a KWMC staff expert for a Question and Answer session, where you can discuss topics including how to use arts and technologies to encourage active citizenship, working with communities to co-design solutions to local issues, and working with other cities and nations.

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Digital Manufacturing & Bristol Maker Lab: for everyone to make it

£125 per group (plus VAT), 90 mins, fully DDA compliant, includes refreshments

Tour the KWMC building or our digital manufacturing space (depending on availability) then meet the team behind KWMC: The...

Tour the KWMC building or our digital manufacturing space (depending on availability) then meet the team behind KWMC: The Factory in a Question & Answer session. Find out more about the practicalities of setting up a community making space, matching people and skills to local needs, and a new approach to skills training, entrepreneurship and ‘green and digital business’.  Every visitor will receive a copy of the Bristol Maker Lab brochure.

Image: Photography © Max McClure

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Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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