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Rebel Walk: The Queen Square Riot

Starts 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Age limit
Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
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0117 935 1200
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Rebel Walk: The Queen Square Riot

Guided heritage walk telling the story of one of England’s bloodiest riots.

The Public outcry for parliamentary reform may have been the spark which started the Queen Square Riot, but it was contempt for the Bristol Corporation, held by an oppressed and disenfranchised populace, that led to full scale insurrection.

Walk Leader Steve Spear, outlines the social and political backdrop leading up to the 1831 riots. He explains how the problematic relationship between military and civic power led to a catastrophic level of destruction which sent a shockwave throughout the kingdom.

Steve Spear is a member of the M-Shed Historic Walks team. Join Trinity's third ‘Rebel Walk’ for a fascinating insight into this dramatic episode in Bristol’s history.

How To Book

Booking in advance is essential - tickets are 'Pay What You Can' starting from £3+ booking fee per person.

Please check your ticket confirmation for the meeting point.


About Art Of Resistance
Rebel Walk is part Trinity's Art of Resistance, a two-year National Lottery Heritage Funded project celebrating Bristol's alternative and activist heritage through a series of workshops, walks, talks, exhibitions, and oral history.

Image Credit: Bristol Riots: The Burning of Queen Square: the Custom House, by William James Müller, 1831. Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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