Photo by Jamie Woodley


A contemporary arts space with a diverse programme of events

  • Art
  • Theatre

From the edge of Bristol’s historic Harbourside, Arnolfini has brought creativity and innovation to the city for over 50 years. One of the leading international centres for contemporary art in Europe, Arnolfini is dedicated to producing and presenting an engaging programme of contemporary exhibitions, performance, music and dance, poetry and book readings, talks and cinema. There is also a specialist art bookshop and a café bar onsite.

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.

From Arnolfini, it's just a short walk to many of Bristol’s attractions, such as M Shed, Watershed and fellow contemporary arts centre, Spike Island.



  • 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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