Contact us

Create Centre
Smeaton Road
Spike Island

Tel: 0117 922 4370

Opening times

Create Mon to Fri 9 – 5
Ecohome normally open weekdays 12 – 3
Gallery Mon to Fri 9 – 5

Please note we are closed on Bank Holidays.

How to find us

The Create Centre is in one of the three large red brick warehouses in Cumberland Basin, halfway between Clifton Suspension Bridge and the ss Great Britain.

On foot

  • The city centre is only 1.8 miles away – a pleasant 30-minute walk along the docks.
  • Temple Meads railway station is about 2 miles and Broadmead bus station 2.5 miles.

By bike

  • From the city centre the Festival Way cycle track runs alongside Cumberland Road (riverside) to Create and on to Long Ashton.
  • From Bedminster the cycle track crosses Greville Smyth park, crossing the old railway bridge and on to Create.
  • From Pill the cycle track runs along the old rail track, under the suspension bridge,
    and over the old rail bridge and on to Create.
  • Plenty of cycle parking is provided inside and outside the building, and showers and lockers are available for visitors.

Visit for bike route maps and to read about their fantastic loan bike scheme.

Yobikes are now available around Bristol from £1 a ride. Download the app to find your nearest bike.

By bus


The 506 shuttle (BCT mini bus) is now a free service from Create to Broadmead via Temple Meads Station. A free shuttle bus service will be provided Monday to Saturday to operate this section and will connect with the 506 in Broadmead. This shuttle bus will be withdrawn when the AVTM Metrobus service is introduced.

Click the link to see timetables:

At the station board the bus at stop Ta for journeys to Create (the return journey drops off at the bottom of the station approach by the Isambard Brunel pub).  Buses run approximately every 30 mins.  Please check for latest timetable information.

The 505 Wessex Connect bus stops at Merchants Road, Hotwells. This service runs from Southmead to Bower Ashton via Redland, Clifton and Hotwells.

A number of out of town bus services run regularly from Broadmead bus station and
the city centre along Hotwells Road, stopping just before Junction Lock Bridge, marked by the red dot above. Buses that stop here are the 71, 505, 903, Portway Park & Ride, X1 all the way through to X9, including X3A, and X54.

For full details of the bus timetables and routes, please call TRAVELINE South West on
0871 200 22 33

By train

Temple Meads railway station, serviced by trains from across the country, is situated around two miles from Create.
To get to Create from Temple Meads:
• Catch the 506 bus to Create, every 30 mins (Mon-Sat, not public holidays)
• Approximately 45 minute walk
• Hire a taxi

You can also hire a Brompton folding bike from Temple Meads Station. Available 24/7 from fully automated docks. For more information please visit Brompton Bike Hire.

By ferry

Bristol Ferry Boat Company runs reliable timetabled ferries to and from the Create Centre (Nova Scotia landing stage on Hotwells ferry).

Catch the ferry direct to Create from any of their designated landing stages, including Temple Meads Station, City Centre and the ss Great Britain. For more details on their route and timetable click here.

Tel: 0117 927 3416

By car

There is very limited parking at the Create Centre. As an environment centre we positively encourage other forms of transport. If you must come by car, please allow plenty of time to park as you may have to park within a five minute walk of the centre.

Car park maps can be sent out on request.

Long Ashton and Portway Park and Ride services are available with the buses stopping on Hotwells Road. For more information visit: