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The Architecture Centre

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Architecture Centre


The Architecture Centre encourages everyone to discover, enjoy and get involved in buildings and places.

All are welcome to the free entry gallery on Bristol’s Harbourside (next to Pero’s Bridge), where you’ll find a programme of regularly changing exhibitions on an architecture and design theme. The Centre runs a wide-ranging programme of events including guided walks, talks and visits, and regular family activities. The Architecture Centre also works with schools and colleges, and is an Arts Award supporter (

The Centre also produces a digital resource, Bristol Opening Doors (, where you can discover the stories behind some of Bristol’s best buildings.


Attraction Facilities

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Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Film or TV location
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest


  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Open all year

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Map & Directions

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    Recent Reviews:

    • mark_davie_2000
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      Too small and limited
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 11th August 2017
      Loved the exhibit on Garth England, the milkman-artist drawing what he remembered from his youth. Also the concept of drawing what you recall from your childhood. Unfortunately I was expecting much... Read full review
    • Tom N
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Broad Definition of Architecture
      3 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 5th March 2017
      If you love architecture then this may be the place for you. As someone with more of a passing interest I didn't find it hugely accessible as it has a seemingly broad definition of architecture. Very... Read full review
    • RobininBRISTOL
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Worth popping in to
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 4th November 2016
      Granted it is small - very small in fact but it is interesting. Celebrating 20 years it looks back at the changes in Bristol over the 2 decades. Read full review
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    Tel: +44 (0)117 922 1540

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    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

    * Open:
    Wednesday to Friday 11.00 - 17.00
    Saturday & Sunday 12.00 - 17.00
    Closed Monday & Tuesday

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