Design West

Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA

Tel: +44 (0)117 922 1540

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Design West

About

Design West is a lively venue for architecture, design and placemaking on Bristol harbourside, home to talks, events, education programmes and the co-ordinating hub for Bristol Open Doors

Their mission is to inspire the public, politicians and professionals across the built environment to design better, healthier, places to live, work and relax. A registered charity, Design West put design and social value at the heart of their programmes and services. Design West is the new name for The Architecture Centre and Creating Excellence.

On the ground floor, The Architect café bar is open 7 days a week, serving speciality coffees, teas & sourdough sandwiches, cocktails, fine wines & craft beers, cheese & charcuterie boards. In the summer, the quayside terrace is the perfect spot to catch the evening sun.

The Architect Café Bar is open:
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am - 11pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

For details of upcoming events and exhibitions see their 'what’s on' calendar.

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
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Establishment Features

  • Outdoor Terrace

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      7
    • Very Good
      7
    • Average
      2
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      2

    Recent Reviews:

    • SJCiren
      Bristol
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Drop in if you're passing
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 29th January 2018
      Unfortunately the Arnolfini was closed when we were in Bristol, but if you visit the gallery, it's well worth dropping in on the Architecture Centre afterwards or before. We've an interest in design... Read full review
    • seb024
      Almondsbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Grand parents and grand childrens pm
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th February 2018
      We visited on this special event, with a 12 year old and 14 yr who enjoy model making. We intended to stay about 1.5 hrs and stayed for 3hrs. We all enjoyed the model making and looking at the... Read full review
    • futtock21
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Inexplicably closed
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 14th July 2019
      What is the point of this place I wondered noting it’s called The Architecture Centre situated in a historic building on Bristol’s Waterfront but staring through a window into a small room crammed... Read full review

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