Spike Island Bristol
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Spike Island

A vibrant arts centre showcasing contemporary visual art and home to artist and design studio

  • Art

Spike Island is an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design, and a vibrant hub of creativity.

Home to over 70 artists, Spike Island regularly showcases the best in contemporary art exhibitions, alongside lively talks and events.

Spike Island has a fabulous cafe, which offers local, organic and sustainable food and drinks.

Did you know?

Historically, Spike Island was the site of working quays, shipyards, warehousing, and other associated dockside industry. Spike Island Artspace occupies one of many repurposed buildings – a former tea packing factory.



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