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Arnolfini

Add Arnolfini to your Itinerary

Copyright Jamie Woodley

About

Arnolfini is a centre for contemporary arts based on Bristol’s harbourside in the heart of the city. Founded in 1961, the organisation is dedicated to producing and presenting visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events, underpinned by a commitment to a dynamic civic role in the city.

In 2016, Arnolfini was a finalist in the Art Fund’s Museum of the Year, recognised for its extraordinary commitment to broadening participation and engagement with the arts.

Under the new leadership of Director Claire Doherty, from August 2017, Arnolfini will undergo significant change over the next year.

To support Arnolfini’s new vision and back them on their journey, please donate when you next visit.

Extras

Other

  • Gift Shop

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre - Located at the heart of Bristol’s historic Harbourside
  • Indoor Attraction

Accessibility

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

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - The Café Bar serves the best in local and seasonal produce and is open 7 days a week.

Room / Unit Features

  • Air conditioning

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Please contact their Visitor Experience team for more information
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Please contact their Visitor Experience team for more information
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Please contact their Visitor Experience team for more information

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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

Public Transport Directions

For information on getting to Arnolfini please visit http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/visit/getting-here.

TripAdvisor

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      54
    • Very Good
      46
    • Average
      17
    • Poor
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    • Terrible
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    Recent Reviews:

    • stevebG6121BX
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Not to everyone’s tastes!
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 23rd December 2017
      My wife and myself spent today visiting old friends in Bristol and our hosts took us to see the Grayson Perry Exhibition on 3 floors of the Arnolfini Centre. There was no entry fee (just a pound for... Read full review
    • Diane R
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Grayson Perry Art Review
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 22nd December 2017
      This is a very unusual art collection by the famous Grayson Perry. Very inspiring and thought provoking. Some highly amusing pieces. Well worth a visit Read full review
    • Kim R
      Porlock, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Wonderful!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 14th December 2017
      My husband and I travelled to Bristol Arnolfini to see the Grayson Perry exhibition. What an experience. We were totally absorbed in the pieces on display, we had a great conversation with the... Read full review
    16 Narrow Quay
    Harbourside
    Bristol
    BS1 4QA

    Tel: +44 (0)117 917 2300

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

    * Standard opening times:
    Galleries 11am – 6pm Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays (Closed other Mondays)
    Please note that Gallery times vary depending on current exhibitions - please check our website for details before visiting
    Bookshop 11am – 6pm Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays (Closed other Mondays)
    Café Bar open 7 days a week, opening times vary – please see website for details

    Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years’ Day

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