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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

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    59
  • Very Good
    50
  • Average
    19
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    9

Recent Reviews:

  • Annalise E
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Always worth a look
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 25th May 2018
    Lots of great exhibitions/ installations here changes regularly always well presented, usually interesting (just remember it changes very regularly) Read full review
  • Russ L
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Accessible art
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd April 2018
    Conveniently situated by the Floating Harbour, Arnolfini has a good cafe, good access and challenging but understandable art exhibitions. Read full review
  • Lionheart1261
    Vienna Region, Austria
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    sunny saturday walk in Bristol
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 20th April 2018
    Nice restored harbourside building. Inside there's a cafeteria, a reading room and exhibitions room. Considering the sunny day I gave a glance inside and then walked out. A very good place for a... 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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