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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

Key Features

  • 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

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Public Transport Directions

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Special Offers

  • Christmas Shopping Day

    The offer: Visit Arnolfini’s Christmas Shopping Day on Thursday 8 December and for this day only take advantage of 15% off in the bookshop. If you spend £20 in the shop you can enjoy a free festive drink in the Cafe Bar. Additionally, make sure you keep your receipt to enjoy 10% off food in December

    How to book: For further details, including terms and conditions. Arnolfini website.

    Offer link: Things to do



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Marilyn L
      Caerphilly, Wales, United Kingdom
      A mixed experience if you don't look arty!
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 28th November 2016
      My husband and I are in our 60s and keen visitors to museums and art galleries. Like some other rather trendy galleries, we had a rather mixed reception at the Arnolfini - the gallery supervisors... Read full review
    • ArmenianJames
      Winchcombe, UK
      Trip Type:
      Right by the Canal - good viewing and tea!
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 30th October 2016
      The Arnolfini is right by Bristol's vibrant harbourside - a delightful small-ish gallery. You can take in the A'fini on a delightful circular harbour-side walk. Close to restaurants, coffee shops... Read full review
    • NicandSue
      Trip Type:
      Geat exhibition and great cafe bar
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 13th October 2016
      Lovely architecture. The sculpture exhibition was very interesting and very well presented. The cafe bar was so good we returned again. Good food and good wine, and very friendly and efficient... Read full review
    16 Narrow Quay
    BS1 4QA

    Tel: +44 (0)117 917 2300

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)

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