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New book published
We published a definitive history of the railway in December 2017.
The ups and down of the Clifton Rocks Railway and the Clifton Spa by Maggie Shapland is avaialble in the shop now.
It has hardback with 317 pages and about 430 images. Foreward by Sir George White

Book cover


Extended Tours

We are having some safety work done in the tunnel so are unable to accept any booking for full tours at the moment.
When the work is completed we will have a backlog of postponed tours to get through so please do not request an extended tour before we put up a notice to say that the work has been completed. Thank you

Full Tour details
The tour starts in the top station before going down the tunnel, passing the air raid shelters and the BBC rooms before entering the bottom station. There are 300 steps to go down and up again. The tour then takes in all of the artefacts we have uncovered so far.

The tour last approximately 2 hours and we ask for a donation of £5 per person.
If you want to book onto one of our extended guided tours, see our shop for dates and availability.

If you have a group and would like to arrange a tour please email for more information.
We ask for a donation of £50 for a group and we work with you to find a mutually convenient date and time.

Please note:- our insurance limits tours to groups of 10 and young children are not allowed.



New Windows and New Overthrow

We have fitted replacement windows to the station master's office.
We've also replaced an overthrow that was seen on an old postcard


Open Days

We will be open again in September although we are not participating in Bristol Open Doors this year.
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 10-4
An opportunity to be given a free guided tour of the top station of the historic Clifton Rocks Railway site. This could be our last open day before the site is redeveloped and opened on a daily basis

Vintage bus trips on Saturday only. Leaving College Green every hour between 1045 and 1545 and stopping at the railway every hour between 1115 and 1515.
Please note that buses will not be going up Park Street  


On our open days we have guided tours every ten minutes or so throughout the day. 
No need to book - just turn up - there is no charge but we do welcome any donations
We are open 10- 4

The tour covers the full history of the site but due to the numbers of visitors we can only show the top station and do not go down the tunnel itself.  To see everything then you need to book an extended tour.

Please note:- our insurance limits tours to groups of 10 at a time and young children are not allowed.


Top Station Tours

We are now able to do tours of the top station and Station Master office.
It will include a full history of the railway and all the artefacts we have uncovered so far. 
We can accept groups of to 15.The cost will be £50
Please email





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David Pearce's Recollections

Dave Pearce worked for the BBC during the Second World War and regularly worked at the CRR site. 


Click here to read his recollections....



Highlights of Official Launch


21st & 22nd May 2005


The official Opening was a tremendous success, with over 3,500 visiting the project over the two days.


Held in conjunction with the Bristol Harbour Transport Weekend, the launch raised money
to help move the project to the next stage.  Our thanks go to everyone involved in the day.




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