The Architecture Centre is extremely grateful for the support of the many volunteers, partners and sponsors, without whom Bristol Doors Open Days could not happen.

Support Bristol Doors Open Days 2018

Be part of the South West’s biggest celebration of architecture, history and culture – We are currently seeking support for the festival of 2018. We have various support packages available, including event sponsorship, event partnering and media partnership. Contact us to find out how we can work together – email Sarah James, Director, Architecture Centre.

2017 was Supported by

Heritage Lottery Fund

The Heritage Lottery Fund uses money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.

Historic England

Historic England is a government service championing England’s heritage and giving expert, constructive advice.


Alec French Architects

Alec French Architects is a well-established Bristol based architectural practice working across the South West. The practice is currently working on a wide range of high profile projects.


Bristol Civic Society

Bristol Civic Society is an independent, voluntary organisation that exists to improve Bristol’s built environment and celebrate its heritage. Through our working groups, we seek to influence development of major sites, and new planning and transport policy. And we monitor planning applications. We have existed as a society for over 100 years.


Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon is a leading UK law firm with global reach, operating out of offices in Bristol and London. Burges Salmon offers a comprehensive range of legal services to clients in a wide variety of industry sectors and works with clients of every size and type, from global organisations, government and non-profit businesses to smaller entrepreneurs.

Jelf Group

Jelf is an award-winning independent insurance broker and financial consultancy. Jelf provides expert advice to both businesses and individuals on matters relating to insurance, healthcare, employee benefits and financial planning.

Triodos Bank

Triodos Bank is one of the world’s leading sustainable banks. Their mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change.


Business West

Business West is one of the most influential independent business leadership organisations in the UK. Operating from offices in Bristol and Swindon it is the local access point for a host of business and export solutions.


Bristol Buildings Preservation Trust

Bristol Buildings Preservation Trust finds ways of taking on vulnerable historic buildings and restoring them to active use, working with owners, voluntary organisations and local communities.

City & Country

City & Country is the award-winning heritage developer operating in the South and prime markets around key cities.

First West of England

First West of England has depots in Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare and Wells and is providing a special FREE bus around several venues for Bristol Doors Open Day. It is part of FirstGroup, one of Britain’s largest bus operators.


The Society of Merchant Venturers

Established under Royal Charter in 1552, the 80 men and women of The Society of Merchant Venturers, drawn from the wider Bristol area, work with and support local communities and citizens. They do this through education, care for older people, charitable giving and social enterprise.

Visit Bristol

Destination Bristol promote the interests and development of the visitor economy, and work in close collaboration with stakeholders to develop and enhance the city centre.

University of Bristol

Bristol is one of the most popular and successful universities in the UK and was ranked within the top 40 universities in the world in the QS World University rankings 2015.

Media Partner

Bristol 24/7

Bristol24/7 is a Community Interest Company, which means the title is a protected asset, owned by a wide spread of shareholders from across the city. And the lion’s share of any future profits will be reinvested back into the company or invested into brand new Bristol cultural initiatives.

Special Thanks

The Architecture Centre would like to thank the venues, volunteers, partners and sponsors for their invaluable support and goodwill, without which Bristol Doors Open Days could not happen.

The Architecture Centre would also like to thank the following bodies for their support of the Learning & Participation strand of Opening Doors to Heritage: Bristol Buildings Preservation Trust, Drake Trust, Lalonde Trust, Morel Trust, Society of Merchant Venturers.