Visit Bristol's historic Floating Harbour!

Visit Bristol's historic Floating Harbour!

Take a trip on The Matthew, find some great places to eat, or just take a stroll around Bristol's historic Floating Harbour.

Make the most of your day

Is there anything better to do than wander around Bristol's harbourside on a sunny day? Or even a miserable day! If you have some time before or after your trip aboard The Matthew, or you've explored the ship as part of your stroll around the quayside, here are a few ideas of other things to keep you entertained...


Floating Harbour

Several other maritime attractions are within easy reach of The Matthew – we're right next to the M Shed museum and just a short walk from the SS Great Britain.

For further exploration of Bristol’s maritime heritage, head on down to Underfall Yard, a bit further along the quayside. Here, you can have a look around the boatyard, explore the history of the Floating Harbour in their Visitor Centre and enjoy some refreshments at the Underfall Cafe.


Places to eat and drink

If you're hungry, there are plenty of places to eat and drink right on our doorstep at Wapping Wharf and along the Harbourside at The Olive Shed and Brunel's Buttery, where you can sample one of their famous bacon sandwiches while sitting on the quayside! 

We are also just a stone's throw away from the Arnolfini, the Watershed, and all the bars and restaurants located in and around Millennium Square.


Other activities

Millennium Square is also home to popular attractions including We The Curious and Bristol Aquarium.

You can find out more about the wealth of activities that Bristol has to offer on the Visit Bristol website.


Photo By Joe Jancar
Photo by Joe Jancar.