Built in 1790 for an Indian merchant, John Pinney, the Georgian House gives an insight to life in the 18th century. Pinney's slave, Pero, later gave his name to the Bridge at the Harbourside. Inside the Georgian House there is an exhibit on Pinney's involvement in the sugar trade and Pero his slave.
It is situated in the Bristol town centre. Admission is free, and there are 11 rooms to visit, extended over four floors, making it inaccessible for wheelchairs. Opening hours are from 10h00 to 17h00 daily, except on Thursdays and Fridays when it is closed.
Bristol's Red Lodge
This 400 year old Elizabethan house can be visited. It was originally a lodge to the Great House where Queen Elizabeth stayed once. The Red Lodge is the last existing example of 16th century rooms in the city and home to some fine oak-panelled rooms, such as the Great Oak Room and the Small Oak Room. During the 18th century the house was modernised and from 1854 on it was used as the first girls' reform school in the county. The school was set up by Mary Carpenter, one of the rooms in the Lodge is dedicated to her memory. The seven rooms that can be visited reflect the history of the house. The rooms contain examples of Elizabethan and Georgian style interior design and there is an exhibition room which reminds of the time when the building served as a school.
There is also a Elizabethan-style walled knot garden on the grounds. The garden is accessible and features herbaceous borders and a replica of the pattern that can be seen on the lodge's bedroom ceiling. The plants in the garden are the same which would have been used in an English garden of the early 17th century.
Opening hours are from Saturday to Wednesday 10am to 17pm.
Admission is free.
The interactive experience offered by the hands-on science centre At-Bristol Explore, and its planetarium, brings science and the world around us to life, using the very latest multi-media techniques. It is an award-winning attraction, completely accessible to disabled visitors.
At-Bristol organise travelling exhibitions and rent out spaces for weddings or other events. At-Bristol is a charity and aims to make science accessible to all, supplying educative services to schools and colleges, such as price reductions and workshops.
Exhibits such as "your amazing brain", where you'll see optical illusions, or "move it", where tactile exhibits teach friction and its daily role in our lives, the "curiosity zone" or the "live science zone" explain some of the earth's mysteries, such as the Bermuda triangle or tornadoes. "Space" in the planetarium teaches how space research has revolutionised our lives.
Admission prices are £9 for adults, £6,50 for children from 3-15, £26 for a family of 4 persons.
Opening hours are 10am to 5pm on weekdays, and 10am to 6pm on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.
St Mary Redcliffe Church
This Anglican Parish Church is one of the largest parish Church's of Britain. Some parts of the church date back to the 12th century, but the majority is from the 15th century. Its perpendicular architectural lines lead to a 89 metre high spire, which was struck by lightning in 1446, and rebuilt to its current height only in the1870s.
There are Victorian stained glass windows, and a pipe organ designed by Arthur Harrison in 1911. St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School opened in 1571, in the church's courtyard chapel, and stays linked to the church.
Queen Elizabeth I once described the church as "the fairest, goodliest, and most famous parish church in England."
The church opening hours are from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, and from 8am to 7.30pm on Sundays.
Doctor Who Up Close
This exhibition, which was launched in 2005 and has since been proclaimed "the No 1. Attraction in Cardiff ", is open daily from 11h00 to 20h00. On display are a variety of props, costumes and other paraphernalia from the show. A retrospective of its history since 1963 is also provided and features both old and new models from the series.
It is located opposite the Welsh Millennium Centre and can be reached by bus from Cardiff Central Station. Tariffs are £5.00 Adults, £3.50 Children and Concessions, £14.00 Family Ticket and parking is provided. Facilities also include a shop.
Cerne Abbas Giant
The Cerne Abbas Giant is a 180 feet (55m) tall chalk figure that is carved into the hillside overlooking the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas. It is best viewed from a viewpoint on the A353 road, which is the main Dorchester to Sherbourne road.
The true origin of this figure is not known. One theory believes that it is over 1,500 years old and represents the Roman God, Hercules, whilst other theories believe it is more recent and represents a long list of different historical figures. The first recorded reference to this carving dates from 1694.
The Cerne Abbas Giant is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and it is in the care of the National Trust