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Venue details

Be inspired by our stunning event location

DTE17 is taking place at The Engine Shed in Bristol’s historic Brunel’s Old Station – designed in 1841 by Isambard Kingdom Brunel – at the very heart of one of Europe’s most dynamic cities, with a heritage of engineering and aerospace prowess.

The Engine Shed houses a number of conference and breakout rooms, including a theatre for showcasing the best in drone videography. The Engine Shed makes an exciting hub for activity where entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics, students and corporates can collaborate, inspire and be inspired, enable and be enabled.

Where to stay

DTE17 takes place right in the heart of Bristol, UK and is easy to reach by all major transport routes

There are plenty of hotels within walking distance of the venue, Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol’s buzzing city centre. Whilst you’re here be sure to check out our local street art, floating harbour and some of the independent food and drink vendors which make Bristol so special.


How to get here


The venue is situated next door to Bristol Temple Meads train station. Direct trains are available from London Paddington, Manchester Piccadilly, Cardiff Central, Leeds and Birmingham New Street.


Car users using the M4 should leave at junction 19, taking the M32 to the city centre and follow signs to Temple Meads station. Take junction 19 for Bristol city centre if travelling north on the M5 or junction 18 if travelling south. Pay and display parking is available in the Clock Tower Yard car park or in the nearby Temple Gate car parks.


Temple Meads is served by many buses. From the station approach First Bristol operates services 8, 8A, 9 and 9A that connect with the City Centre, Clifton and Redland. The A1 and A2 services go to Bristol Airport while services such as the 121 and the 672 connect with various villages around Somerset such as Chew Magna and Cheddar. On Temple Way, the main road outside the station, there are cross-country services to Wells and Bath via Saltford.


8 miles from Bristol International Airport. The airport shuttle (Bristol International Flyer) stops outside Temple Meads Station (next door to Brunel’s Old Station) where there is also a comfortable indoor waiting lounge. Journey time to the airport is approximately 30 mins. Tickets can be purchased on board.