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Docks Heritage Weekend: A celebration of Bristol's recent maritime past with events for all ages at M Shed, SS Great Britain and Underfall Yard.  Highlights include:

  • Hydraulic Pump demonstrations
  • Traditional skills demonstrations
  • Behind the scenes access
  • Boats, boats, boats
  • Hands-on activities for families




Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Portbury and the 140th anniversary of Avonmouth Dock.  

Avonmouth Dock opened in 1877 and was in direct competition with the City Docks run by the Port of Bristol Authority (PBA). In 1884 the Port of Bristol Authority took over Avonmouth Dock.  Containerisation and ever growing vessels led to the construction of a new dock.  Portbury opened in 1977.  The City Dock, now mostly referred to as the harbour, has been managed by Bristol City Council since the 1980s.  Avonmouth and Portbury Docks have been managed by the Bristol Port Company since the 1990s.   

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