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For over 50 years Arnolfini has provided an innovative cultural resource for the people of Bristol and beyond.

A leading centre for the contemporary arts, Arnolfini presents an ambitious programme of visual arts, performance, music and film, and offers a wide range of engaging family events. Arnolfini also provides a diverse, interactive learning programme for all ages and is home to a much-loved shop, offering a range of books, art publications and gift ideas.

The listed building also houses a popular café bar, offering locally sourced dishes in the historic harbourside setting.



  • Gift Shop

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route


  • On-Site café/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Switch accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Air conditioning

Establishment Features

  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun - Family pack available for £1. Mash Up family events every two months.
  • Marketed towards senior citizens - OAP rates for events and films.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Saturday tours 2pm.
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Saturday tours 2pm

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit
16 Narrow Quay

Tel: +44 (0)117 917 2300

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Opening Times

Open All Year
Open (1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015)

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Saturday, 31st October 2015 - Saturday, 31st October 2015

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