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We operate two venues: the straw-bale arts centre Knowle West Media Centre and the digital making space KWMC: The Factory.

KWMC is located on Leinster Avenue, in Knowle West.  KWMC: The Factory is housed in two units (24 and 25) at Filwood Green Business Park, just off Hengrove Way on the border between Knowle West and Hengrove.

Contact details for the teams based at both venues can be found to the right of this page, and full access information for both spaces can be found in the Access section of this site.

If you have booked to attend a event, please ensure you check the location to make sure you come along to the correct venue.

Finding Knowle West Media Centre (Leinster Avenue)

By car…

There is free parking available onsite in our car park.  An overflow car park is sometimes available for large events – please contact us to find out when this is the case.

By bus…

…from the centre of Bristol, Bedminster or Hengrove

The most direct routes to KWMC from the centre of Bristol are those of the 90 and 91 buses (operated by First). They run between Broadmead and the Hengrove Bus Depot every 10 – 15 minutes during the day (Monday to Friday).

The 90 runs via Bedminster and St John’s Lane, while the 91 runs via Bristol Temple Meads, St John’s Lane and Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Knowle.

The nearest bus stops to KWMC are at Donegal Road (service 90), which is a five minute walk from KWMC, and Broadbury Road (service 91), just across the road from KWMC.

…from elsewhere in South Bristol

The 96 bus (operated by First) connects Hengrove and Brislington, running via Hengrove Park, Imperial Park, Broadwalk Shopping Centre, South Bristol Sports Centre, and TESCO Brislington.

Alternatively, the 511 (operated by Bristol Community Transport) bus also connects the Wells Road area to Broadbury Road.

…from anywhere else

If you’re visiting us from an area of Bristol we’ve not mentioned, we’d recommend that you head into central Bristol and catch the 90 or 91.

By bike…

We have cycle racks outside KWMC and showers that you can use if you’re coming by bike. A cycle path runs through Bedminster to Lynton Road, terminating at the western edge of Knowle West at the bottom of Novers Hill. Cycle paths are also provided on major roads Hartcliffe Way and Hengrove Way. Knowle West is a hilly neighbourhood, but don’t let that put you off! Wedmore Vale is a minor road recommended by local cyclists. A map of Bristol for cyclists is available from the Better By Bike website.

By train…

Our nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads. There is a taxi rank at the station and your journey to KWMC should take approximately 15 minutes. The 91 bus runs from Bristol Temple Meads to Leinster Avenue, with a stop just a few metres from KWMC at Broadbury Road.

Finding KWMC: The Factory (Filwood Green Business Park)

By car…

There is free parking available onsite at Filwood Green Business Park, although please bear in mind that spaces are limited. Please do not park in front of the roller shutter doors of any units.

By bus…

…from the centre of Bristol, Bedminster or Hengrove

The most direct route from the centre of Bristol is that of the 90 bus (operated by First). It runs between Broadmead and the Hengrove Bus Depot every 10-15 minutes during the day (Monday-Friday). The nearest bus stops are the Hengrove Depot and Filwood Broadway.

…from anywhere else

If you’re visiting us from an area of Bristol we’ve not mentioned, we’d recommend that you head into central Bristol and catch the 90.

By bike…

There is a communal bicycle shed next to reception in the main courtyard and showers that you can use if you’re coming by bike. Please ask at reception to unlock the doors.

By train…

Our nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads. There is a taxi rank at the station and your journey to The Factory should take approximately 15-20 minutes, depending on traffic and whether you arrive at rush hour. There is no direct bus route to The Factory from the station, so we’d recommend you catch the 8 or 9 bus into the centre of Bristol and get off outside the Bristol Hippodrome theatre.  Pick up the 90 bus (in the direction of Hengrove Depot), as described in the ‘…by bus’ section.

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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