We The Curious launches city-wide hunt for free tickets

We The Curious reopening tokens are being hidden in locations all over Bristol
We The Curious reopening tokens are being hidden in locations all over Bristol -Credit:Freia Turland/We The Curious

We The Curious has launched a city-wide hunt for free tickets in the run up to its reopening on July 2. The science centre is hiding 80 group tickets for free entry across Bristol for people to find.

The 'Curiositickets' will be hidden on certain dates at venues such as community centres, city farms, and even on buses. The huge city-wide treasure hunt aims to get the people of Bristol 'having fun, exploring and getting excited about the reopening in July' the team says.

Each Curiositicket grants six people free entry to We The Curious, plus a Planetarium show, and free travel via First Bus to and from the venue. By hiding them across the city, the science centre hopes to reach people who may not have had a chance to visit the centre before.

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There will be a total of five tickets in the form of a silver 3D-printed token, hidden in each postcode from BS1 to BS16. Starting from May 20, We The Curious will reveal the next partner and location to go live with their Curiositickets on their social media channels. The hunt will continue until they're all found.

Curiositicket locations, and the date from which they can be found, are as follows:

  • BS1 - We The Curious - Tuesday, June 4

  • BS2 - St Werburgh's Community Centre - Thursday, May 23

  • BS3 - Windmill Hill City Farm - Saturday, June 1

  • BS4 - Redcatch Community Garden - Wednesday, May 29

  • BS5 - Easton Community Centre - Friday, May 31

  • BS6 - Ardagh Centre - Saturday, May 25

  • BS7 - Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust, The Hub - Tuesday, May 21

  • BS8 - University of Bristol - Student's Union - Friday, May 24

  • BS9 - Westbury Wildlife Park - Sunday, May 26

  • BS10 - Greenway Centre - Thursday, May 30

  • BS11 - Avonmouth Community Centre - Tuesday, May 28

  • BS12 - First Bus is standing in for BS12 (which no longer exists) using their network instead of a postcode area - Tuesday, May 28

  • BS13 - Zion Community Centre - Wednesday, May 22

  • BS14 - Hengrove Park Leisure Centre - Monday, May 27

  • BS15 - Hanham Community Centre - Monday, June 3

  • BS16 - Lyde Green Community Centre - Monday, May 20

Once found, the silver token needs to be taken to the venue’s information point (as noted on the back of the token itself) so that the lucky finder can receive the other half of the ticket, which gives details for claiming the free group ticket and travel. Curiositicket winners must then book their visit in advance.

Bryony Roberts, content director for We The Curious, said: “We’ve created these Curiositickets in the hope that we can provide a little surprise and fun for people in Bristol to get stuck into, as they search for our silver tokens all over the city. Being accessible and inclusive is really important to us, so ahead of our reopening we wanted to create a bit of a buzz with an activity that was open to everyone, whether you’re We The Curious fans or have never heard of us before.

“It’s also a great way to say thank you to everyone who supported us during our closure, including our brilliant partners, and those who’ve taken part in our Out and About events. It’s really meant a lot, so it feels right to celebrate reopening with our city.

“It’s the perfect way to get curious about your local area, and even explore a new part of Bristol you’ve not been to yet. We can’t wait to welcome the Curiositicket winners through our doors in our reopening year!”

We The Curious reopens its doors on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, with an opening celebration planned for Saturday, July 6. Tickets will go on sale in June, and you can sign up to the mailing list here to find out more.