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Bristol - Engine Shed


We aim to make all visitors welcome at Engine Shed. The building is accessible and building users are strongly encouraged to disclose any disability that could result in additional support being required during an emergency situation prior to accessing the building via the contact details above. There are several lifts which allow access from the front and rear of the building and guide and assistance dogs are welcomed. An access statement which explains the lift and stair access is available for visitors to the building on request.


Station Approach

Temple Meads




Engine Shed is located right next to Bristol Temple Meads railway station which has links to local, national and international transport. We are committed to sustainability, including how we all travel and are keen to encourage all building users, staff and visitors to consider how they plan to travel to us, and travel sustainably wherever possible. The information below will assist you with your choices, or alternatively, you can use the travelwest journey planner.

Walking here

WalkIt.com allows you to plan your route to Engine Shed from wherever you’re coming from.

Cycling here

There is ample on-street cycle parking at the front of the building, in the forecourt in front of the Cafe on Station Approach. The national cycle network is connected directly to the rear entrance of Temple Meads Station. We have showers and lockers, if you need.

Sustrans – the sustainable transport charity – has free cycle maps for routes in the Bristol and Somerset area. Including a map of traffic free and road routes for getting to Engine Shed.

Bristol City Council offers a range of downloadable maps and leaflets for cyclists.

By rail

There are two main stations in Bristol – Temple Meads and Parkway. We are located minutes from the front entrance to Temple Meads so that’s the easy option – and there are regular train connections from Bristol Parkway.

From Temple Meads station exit via the main entrance – where the taxi rank is – and take the pavement to your right. Continue walking towards the main road and the entrance to Engine Shed is on your right.

Visit Bristol have arranged special rates available to conference delegates travelling at any time to Bristol Temple Meads.

Driving here by car

We strongly recommend that you use public transport, your feet or two wheels, but if you need to come by car there are numerous car parks within very easy walking distance. Try the Travel West car park finder with our postcode BS1 6QH.

Arriving by ferry

If you would like a more leisurely arrival from within Bristol to Engine Shed, why not use Bristol Ferry Boats daily ferry service which alights at Temple Quay, a ten minute walk away.

By motorcycle

There is motorcycle parking (uncovered) in the short term car park in the central station forecourt, on Station Approach. There is covered motorcycle parking at the end of the Digby-Wyatt shed: Ride up Station Approach and take the left, through the archway which has “Passenger Shed” written above it. Through the arch, turn right then left out of the shed. Turn right immediately and then, taking care for pedestrians, turn right into the other end of the shed.

By plane

From London Heathrow

There is a direct National Express Coach Service between Heathrow and Bristol. Alternatively you can take the Heathrow Airport Express to London Paddington and a Great Western train from Paddington to Bristol. There is also a Railair link coach service which runs between Heathrow and Reading. Most Paddington to Bristol trains stop at Reading.

From Bristol Airport

The airport is about seven miles to the south of Bristol centre.  There is a frequent airport flyer express link bus service from the airport to Temple Meads station, or take a taxi. On alighting from the bus or taxi, walk down Station Approach on the right with the station behind you. Engine Shed entrance is on the right, next to Caffe Gusto.

By coach

Coaches from a range of UK cities arrive and depart from Bristol Bus and Coach Station on Marlborough Street in the centre of Bristol.

There are regular bus connections to Temple Meads station, services 178338 and376 , or it’s a 10 minute walk.  There is also a taxi-rank outside the station.

For information about coach times and fares, consult the National Express Coaches website. Additional coach services are operated by Megabus which stops outside Colston Hall on Colston Street – Temple Meads  is about one mile from there. Buses 8 and 9 run directly from the city centre promenade to the station, and Bakers Dolphin also run coach services nearby.

By park and ride

There are three Park and ride services that operate in and Bristol and all have stops near Temple Meads station.

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