19 May 2020

Historical walk: Statues, monuments and memorials

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This fascinating walk will take you via Millennium Square, College Green, Broad Quay and Broad Street.

You’ll find out who’s who among the city’s statues, monuments and memorials, and discover what kind of contribution they made to the story of Bristol.

Among many others, you’ll meet an eminent engineer, a Hollywood actor, a Hindu reformer, and a mythical king.

Upcoming dates

  • Tuesday 19 May, 2.30pm – starts outside M Shed
  • Tuesday 26 May, 2.30pm – starts outside Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Additional information
Volunteer guides will meet you 5-10 minutes before the walk is due to begin. There will be breaks at key locations where the volunteers will point out sites of key interest and talk about their significance. The majority of the tour is suitable for wheelchairs but some areas may be difficult to navigate.

Suitable clothing
Although the routes are not strenuous, please be aware that surfaces may be uneven and could be slippery when wet. We strongly recommend that you dress appropriately for the weather with warm/waterproof clothing and comfortable footwear.

For your safety
Please take care when crossing busy roads and always use the designated crossings where indicated. Please be aware of other road users and pedestrians, particularly by leaving space on pavements for people to cross safely.