We The Curious

We The Curious

An unbeatable Bristol harbourside location and a unique, award winning science and discovery centre with flexible event space for business meetings and events for up to 480 guests. An amazing venue for your awards ceremony, conference, presentation, training days, sparkling dinners, parties and drinks receptions, and a real buzz place for weddings and other celebrations.

Imagine wowing your guests with an exclusive planetarium show or a drinks reception amongst some truly fascinating exhibits. To boot, the views over Millennium Square, the vibrant Harbourside and Bristol Cathedral are a real talking point; this is a cool place to hang out. Hold an outdoor event in one of the landmark public squares, with captivating art, water and light displays.

Let’s look at those event spaces: on the top floor with private terraces is the Rosalind Franklin Room & Annexe, with 468 square metres of space for up to 480 standing guests, 460 seated in theatre style, or 300 for dinner. The adjoining Annexe is flooded with natural light and offers a further 200 square metres of space; with access onto the South Terrace, the full capacity is 210 guests standing, 140 sat in theatre style, or 100 for dinner. It can be split into three smaller spaces of 67 square metres, each holding 70 people; perfect for smaller events or for breakout and refreshment space.

Hire the 3D Planetarium for product launches, presentations and exhibitions; beneath the iconic silver dome is tiered seating for 98 people. And there’s further exhibition space with interactive exhibits over two floors, including the Galileo Gallery, with high ceilings and full height windows. Dress these spaces for the look and atmosphere you want, and expect the latest in audio-visual technology. Catering comes via a talented in-house catering team who use only the finest seasonal ingredients; chose from with a wide selection of menus to suit your event.

With outstanding green credentials, We The Curious has won the prestigious Gold Green Tourism award for sustainability. There’s discounted parking close by and Bristol temple Meads is just a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute drive away.

Venue We The Curious
Capacity 480 guests
Address Anchor Road
City of Bristol
Booking Enquiries 0845 862 6677
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Packages & Offers (2)



  • Guests: 300 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £35.00 + vat per person
  • Description & Details

    Do something different this Christmas and host your party in the We The Curious Winter Wonder Lab!Start the evening with a glass of fizz and unleash your inner scientist with exclusive use of our science centre’s fun and interactive exhibits.

    Guests then make their way to our top floor private party space for a delicious festive feast. Our Winter Wonder Lab bar will be the perfect place to enjoy a drink or two before showing off your best robotics on the dancefloor! Make the most of our rooftop terrace, whilst enjoying breathtaking views and twinkling city lights.

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We The Curious - Day Delegate Package

Day Delegate Package

  • Guests: 480 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Price: from £36.00 + vat per person
  • Description & Details

    We The Curious is one of the city’s landmark attractions in the urban heart of Bristol’s Harbourside.
    The impressive Rosalind Franklin Room and Annexe is flooded with natural daylight and offers you and your delegates an inspirational venue for your event. Situated on the second floor of We The Curious this is a flexible event space with the option of three separate breakout rooms. Take in the stunning views over Millennium Square and the Bristol Cathedral from our private outdoor
    terraces and enjoy delicious food from our award winning caterers Elior.

    Our 8 hour Day Delegate Package Includes:
    Exclusive hire of the Rosalind Franklin Room and Annexe
    Access from 8:00am
    Pads and pens
    Staffed cloakroom facility
    10% discount on parking in Millennium Square car park
    Dedicated event manager and event support staff

    Arrival refreshments
    Mid morning refreshments
    Lunch options available from our two mouth-watering packages
    Afternoon refreshments
    Unlimited still and sparkling water throughout your event

    Audio-visual equipment:
    8 x 3m stage
    Black conical lectern
    8’ x 6’ screen with drape kit
    2000 lumen projector
    PA system
    Lectern microphone
    One radio microphone
    Flipchart with pad and pens
    Events dedicated Wi-Fi

    Why not offer your guests the opportunity to experience We The Curious as part of their day. If you
    would like to take advantage of this please speak to the Venue Hire team.
    *Capacity dependent on set up style

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Please note that advertised packages are guideline prices and subject to availability and number of guests attending.

Rooms & Event Spaces (7)

Outdoor Spaces - We The Curious

Outdoor Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 5000
  • Full Details

    We The Curious’ Millennium & Anchor Squares are two stunning outside spaces at the
    centre of Bristol’s bustling Harbourside. The squares have a vibrant collection of public
    artwork, water features and light sculptures, making them perfect for outdoor events.
    Millennium Square has a feeling of unique sophistication with beautiful French limestone
    paving and the spectacular chrome-plated Planetarium. Anchor Square with its cobbled
    floor and the picturesque backdrop of the listed Leadworks building, is a unique historic

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We The Curious Exhibition Space - We The Curious

We The Curious Exhibition Space

  • Max Capacity: 700
  • Full Details

    There's no better start to an evening than playtime in our award-winning exhibitions. On the ground floor your guests can grab a drink and head for a run in the giant hamster wheel, present their own weather forecast or come face to face with their ancient ancestors. Hire of the exhibitions can be combined with our other events spaces to make a truly special evening.

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Rosalind Franklin Room - We The Curious

Rosalind Franklin Room

  • Max Capacity: 480
  • Dimensions: L:25.00m x W:18.00m x H:3.40m
  • Full Details

    The Rosalind Franklin Room, situated on the second floor of We The Curious, is a versatile conference space filled with natural light. This spacious, modern venue is ideal for conferences, exhibitions and awards ceremonies. Exclusive hire includes the adjoining Annexe for catering or breakout rooms. Both spaces have access to private rooftop terraces where guests can enjoy a breath of fresh air with views over the Harbourside and Cathedral.


    • Reception: 480
    • Dinner & Dance: 300
    • Formal Dining: 300
    • Cabaret: 240
    • Theatre: 480
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The Annexe - We The Curious

The Annexe

  • Max Capacity: 210
  • Dimensions: L:30.00m x W:5.90m x H:3.40m
  • Full Details

    Situated on the second floor of We The Curious the Annexe is a flexible, sunlit space. It can be partitioned into three separate rooms, perfect for smaller meetings and workshops. Alternatively it can be opened out into one spacious room for drinks receptions and networking. The Annexe has access to private rooftop terraces where guests can enjoy a breath of fresh air with views across the Harbourside.


    • Reception: 210
    • Dinner & Dance: 80
    • Formal Dining: 80
    • Cabaret: 80
    • Theatre: 90
    • Classroom: 72
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Bristol Aquarium Foyer - We The Curious

Bristol Aquarium Foyer

  • Max Capacity: 150
  • Full Details

    Situated beside At-Bristol, the Bristol Aquarium transports visitors to the spectacular underwater gardens of the Mediterranean and the stunning beauty of tropical waters.


    • Reception: 150
    • Dinner & Dance: 150
    • Formal Dining: 150
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Planetarium - We The Curious


  • Max Capacity: 98
  • Full Details

    Our iconic silver dome can be hired for lectures and presentations for up to 98 guests. It’s a truly impressive and unique space to hold an event with comfortable tiered seating a conference projector and incredible 7.1 surround sound. As part of the Planetarium hire we offer the Space Gallery, an area with space themed exhibits, ideal for an extraordinary drinks reception.

    Hire of the Planetarium is available outside of public opening hours, before
    10.30am, after 5pm weekdays, 6pm weekends and holidays.


    • Reception: 98
    • Theatre: 98
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The Francis Crick Room - We The Curious

The Francis Crick Room

  • Max Capacity: 70
  • Dimensions: L:10.70m x W:5.90m x H:3.40m
  • Full Details

    Situated on the second floor of We The Curious, the Francis Crick Room is a bright and inspiring meeting space with Harbourside views. An adjoining room can be used as a separate catering and networking area. Both rooms give access to private rooftop terraces where guests can enjoy a breath of fresh air.


    • Reception: 70
    • Meeting / Boardroom: 34
    • Cabaret: 50
    • Theatre: 70
    • Classroom: 24
    • U-Shape: 20
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Venue Features (13)

  • AV Equipment
  • Disability Access
  • Family / Children Friendly
  • In-house Catering
  • Late Licence
  • Licensed Bar
  • Local Public Transport
  • Music Licence
  • Outside Space
  • Parking
  • Smoking Area
  • Wedding License
  • Wi-Fi Access