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Arnolfini

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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
      27
    • Very Good
      36
    • Average
      14
    • Poor
      11
    • Terrible
      9

    Recent Reviews:

    • mark_davie_2000
      London
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Not art.
      2 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 24th August 2017
      For a gallery that's so recommended and praised I was very disappointed. Some of the exhibits were videos ( a much loved media by contemporary artists) and merely looked like a short documentary... Read full review
    • Tigi_Higgins
      Mendip Hills Somerset
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      This Gallary never fails to disappoint
      1 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 19th July 2017
      Been here lots of times and it just gets worse and worse. The "art" if you can call it that is just a totally waste of time with nothing to say for itself. There is so much beautiful art out there... Read full review
    • gemma l
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Very strange
      2 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 13th June 2017
      Odd exhibition which didn't really seem to say anything. Indeed a friend commented that he thought the words and pictures were just random computer generated stuff rather than from an artist. Entry... 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 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

    * 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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