By coming to EYE@Bristol you’ll get the chance to see two parts of the city that despite only being a few miles apart couldn’t be more different!
Our social calendar is centred around the Harbourside. Once a busy and active port it now acts as the location for many pubs, restaurants and museums. Relics of its working past are still very visible; steam cranes, a train yard and some of Bristol’s oldest ships remain at the floating harbour.
The main day of the conference is hosted in Clifton. The money made by the merchants and landowners was spent here on elaborate mansions and their well-kept grounds, much of which remains today as offices and corporate headquarters. In contrast to the harbourside Clifton is quiet and leafy, but contains some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks.
Situated on the Clifton Promenade, Engineers House was previously known as Camp House and was built in 1831 for Charles Pinney, who was to become Mayor of Bristol soon after. Grade II listed, Engineers House is a fine example of neoclassical architecture. Now owned by the manufacturing organisation EEF (Engineering Employers’ Federation) Engineers House is an award-winning conference venue and business centre, In 2015 EEF achieved the Green Charter Mark, commending the building on the way it manages its carbon footprint.
At-Bristol Science Centre is one of the UK’s most exciting interactive attractions, offering an amazing world of hands-on discovery for families and young-at-heart engineers!
With hundreds of exhibits and live shows, At-Bristol is a must-see for all ages and takes you on an incredible journey exploring the inner workings of the world around us. At-Bristol is also the home to the UK’s first 3D planetarium, which offers virtual stargazing, simulations of space exploration, and with its connection to the Bristol is Open experimental fibre network it acts as the ‘data dome’, offering innovative ways to visualise data collected from across the city.