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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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    Recent Reviews:

    • JuneBug1939
      Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Daphne Wright's Emotional Architecture
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 30th December 2016
      This exhibition is amazing! Figures wrought out of marble dust and resin including life-size horse, swan, monkey, lamb! And a room full of strange enormous cacti, a room lined with resin foliage... Read full review
    • andrewmckenzie2015
      Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Interesting contemporary artworks.
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 29th December 2016
      As an interested layman I occasionally pop into the Arnolfini to see their exhibits of contemporary art. This time there was a solo exhibition by Daphne Wright called "Emotional Archaeology... Read full review
    • 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
    16 Narrow Quay
    BS1 4QA

    Tel: +44 (0)117 917 2300

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

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