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Virtual Tour: 100 Years of Knowle West Style

26/11/2019 - 30/04/2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Following the coronavirus outbreak, we have put measures in place to protect our team and visitors. This included closing KWMC. However, you can take a virtual tour of the exhibition via this website!

Our Autumn / Winter exhibition explores the hidden heritage of Knowle West and marks 100 years since the first council estates were built in Bristol.

From its ‘Garden City’ ideals to its ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) culture, explore what Knowle West has meant to people for nearly 10 decades.

Experience new artworks, hear local stories and revisit almost 100 years of history, music, architecture and memory.

There are lots of gems to be rediscovered: from bingo cards used at the Broadway Bingo Club to film footage of nights at The Venture Inn!

The interactive exhibition features commissioned work by artists Holly Beasley-Garrigan, George Lovesmith and Lukus Robbins, created in collaboration with Knowle West residents as part of 100 Years of Knowle West Style.

Opening & Access Information

The exhibition is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, until the end of April 2020.  It may occasionally be closed for private events – please call 0117 903 0444 to check before travelling.

There are two special Saturday openings during the exhibition in case you can’t visit during the week. Sat 8th Feb 11-1 and Sat 21st March 11-1.

Each section of the exhibition includes an audio station that provides two audio tracks: the first is an audio guide that will read the exhibition text to you, and the second is an audio description for visitors with visual impairments. A booklet containing large print text of the whole exhibition is also available.

You can read our full access guide here.


Part of ‘Homes For Heroes 100’, city-wide projects marking a century of council housing coordinated by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership.

Image by Ibolya Feher.



Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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