Due to COVID-19 restrictions Spike Island is now closed to the public. This includes their galleries, café and all publicly accessible areas of their building.
Whilst the galleries are closed you can enjoy the online programme, including screenings, talks, workshops and more.
Spike Island are grateful for the support of the entire community at this challenging time. Spike Island is a charity and all donations and purchases are vital to support their work. If you are able to, please make a donation.
Spike Island is an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design, home to a gallery, café and working space for artists, designers and creative businesses. A vibrant hub for production, presentation and debate, Spike Island offers opportunities for audiences to engage directly with creative practices through participation and discussion.
Situated on the southern end of Bristol’s historic docks in a former Brooke Bond tea packing factory, Spike Island forms a major part of an exciting hub of creative and cultural activity amongst Bristol’s Harbourside community.
Spike Island offers visitors a year-round programme of exhibitions, events and family activities in the expansive, well-lit gallery spaces, as well as providing artists’ studios and commercial workspace for both new and established designers and creative businesses.
Spike Island’s annual Open Studios attracts thousands of visitors to explore behind the scenes, as artists throw open their studio doors for you to explore their working environment, to learn what they do, why and how.
Please view their website for full details of up and coming events and exhibitions.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
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* Opening Times for Gallery during exhibitions: Tues - Sun 12 - 5pm.
Opening Times for Cafe: Mon - Friday 8.30am - 5pm, Sat - Sun 10am - 5pm
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.
Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- On-Site café/restaurant
- Conference facilities
- Event Venue
- Free Entry
- Film or TV location
- Indoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- Car parking
- Coach Parking
- On Bus Route
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted - During exhibitions
- Guided Tours Available for Groups - During Exhibitions
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals - During Exhibitions