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Add Arnolfini to your Itinerary

Copyright Jamie Woodley


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.



  • Gift Shop


  • 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


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

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Room / Unit Features

  • Air conditioning

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

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Map & Directions

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Public Transport Directions

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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Recent Reviews:

  • Geoff C
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great Arts Venue with excellent cafe restaurant
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th August 2018
    Great arts venue over several floors with an excellent cafe/restaurant offering an interesting selection of imaginative dishes, teas, coffee, cakes, etc. Chocolate brownies are especially good! Read full review
  • Brunellechi
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Oh dear what has happened?
    2 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 9th August 2018
    This was a place to go and see, experience and participate in art, challenging art, real art, made by real artists - and in the time honoured way of such places it had galleries in which the art was... Read full review
  • Lingfeng G
    Beijing, China
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Don't go there
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 28th August 2018
    Currently the gallery is under renovation, so there's no exhibition at all. The only things open are a small library and a café. There used to be interesting exhibitions, but it has been under... Read full review
16 Narrow Quay

Tel: +44 (0)117 917 2300

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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