Photo by Jamie Woodley


A contemporary arts space with a diverse programme of events

  • Art
  • Theatre

Perched at the edge of Bristol’s historic harbourside, the Arnolfini has brought creativity and innovation to the city for over 50 years. The contemporary art space is dedicated to producing and presenting an engaging programme of contemporary exhibitions, performance, music and dance, poetry and book readings, talks and cinema.

The international arts centre is underpinned by a civic commitment within the city and, 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.

A short walk to many of Bristol’s well-loved attractions, such as M Shed and the Watershed, the Arnolfini is the perfect place to stop and take in the city’s contemporary culture. 

Did you know?

While the Arnolfini is undergoing it's transformation in 2018, the Front Room is open as a relaxed place to talk, eat and read the extensive library of art and design books and magazines.



  • Accessible to wheelchair users
  • Guide dogs permitted
  • Disabled parking
  • Wheelchairs for use
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Facilities for deaf and hard of hearing people
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Baby changing facilities
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