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BBC Tour at MediaCityUK

Bbc | MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2EQ, England
+44 370 901 1227
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Not for kids!

As my two are avid fans Of CBBC and Blue Peter in particular, we expected this tour to be great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alison W
Intresting and informative

It was intresting going in to the differnt studios and seeing how things happen from the sound... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie S
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Join us on a tour of the BBC at MediaCityUK in Salford and walk in the footsteps of some of your favourite celebrities. Our experienced Tour Guides will look after you while passing on some of the secrets of broadcasting. All tours are different as this is a working site, but we will endeavour to show you the most interesting areas available to us on the day of your visit, giving you a fascinating insight into the world of television and radio.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“radio studio” (48 reviews)
“radio drama” (22 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As my two are avid fans Of CBBC and Blue Peter in particular, we expected this tour to be great. We were sadly very disappointed. The first and last 10 minutes of the tour were dedicated to CBBC programmes, although we did not get to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was intresting going in to the differnt studios and seeing how things happen from the sound effects to the foam from. I was suprised how small some of the studios are compared to how they are on TV

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here this week as a day out for my mum and daughters birthdays, so the ages ranged from 13 years old to 74 years old. The first part of the tour was probably the best where we were taken to a ''mock'' set...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like the previous reviewer I found it lacking in detail and wasn't impressed. The mock-up of the "Breakfast" studio and red sofa, the empty "Blue Peter" studio, a simple "Mastermind" armchair could have been set up in a shed anywhere in Greater Manchester. On the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walking through a lot of empty studios with little real enthusiasm was disappointing. If the neighbouring Corrie tour can bring a load of cobbles to life, surely the Guides can bring the biggest studio in Europe to life? Also, explain why the main sets (Breakfast/Sport)...More

1  Thank LincolnSean
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BBCTour, Manager at BBC Tour at MediaCityUK, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry if you felt our Tour Guides gave you anything less than 100%, this is highly unusual. We do occasionally get critical reviews here on Trip Advisor, but very rarely are they negative about our Guides. I have to say that I am rather...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went on the BBC Tour of Salford - oh what a huge disappointment and waste of time and money. Firstly, the security staff were so miserable and unfriendly, in fact the whole welcome in the reception area was far from friendly and felt...More

1  Thank Ant E
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BBCTour, Manager at BBC Tour at MediaCityUK, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It's very disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy our tour. To see three television studios and a radio studio and still be unhappy, leads me to believe that there was little we could have done to impress you. This is a real working...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

It was a good visit and the tour guides were very informative, it is obviously a working building so hard to see everything but got to see an example of one of the studios that they use to film lots of things. Loved seeing the...More

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BBCTour, Manager at BBC Tour at MediaCityUK, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely review, its very much appreciated!

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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

I visited today, 1st July with a friend to see what what BBC north was actually like. Our tour guides were Luke and Stevie who were friendly, approachable and full of working knowledge of the BBC. We visited various areas in different buildings, including the...More

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BBCTour, Manager at BBC Tour at MediaCityUK, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to give us a lovely 5 Star review, its very much appreciated. Glad to hear you enjoyed your tour.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

There’s a lot more talking about what goes on than actual visiting of real working sets. Did we really need a session on how to create sound effects, especially when most of it is done digitally these days? The guides did a grand job but...More

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BBCTour, Manager at BBC Tour at MediaCityUK, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Sorry to hear you were less than impressed by what you were shown on the tour. Unfortunately 'working sets' will rarely accommodate a visit by 22 people on a tour, it would be way too disruptive to filming. With regard to the Radio Drama sound...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2018

Good tour, got to see a lot but didn't get to see as much as we expected. We'd have liked to see different studios set up for shows, but the only one we saw was Blue Peter. Guides were brilliant. Security was a bit over...More

2  Thank Ellie L
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BBCTour, Manager at BBC Tour at MediaCityUK, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. As you can imagine the studios at MediaCityUK are very busy and therefore most shows strike their sets as soon as the transmission or recording has finished. Blue Peter is quite often the exception and...More

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Marcha27
19 February 2018|
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Hi, yes I'm sure your 9yr old and your 12yr old would both love our non CBBC tour.
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Beryl G
8 January 2018|
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Adults: £11.75 Children: £7.75 Concessions: £10.75 Students: £10.25 Family: 34.25 Visit our website for full details
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Beryl G
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Hi you can find all the details on our website. Please search for us on the BBC website Many thanks
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