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Arnolfini - est 1961
a colour photograph of Arnolfini Bookshop looking towards the children's section in front of a large window. By the window is a children dressed up in a Super Man costume.

Arnolfini Bookshop

Arnolfini’s independent bookshop is committed to showcasing the very best titles across all areas of Art and Culture.
The bookshop takes pride in offering a variety of art books, periodicals and magazines, as well as fiction, non-fiction and a wonderful children’s selection.

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a colour photograph of a large number of people sat outside at the Arnolfini Cafe Bar on the Bristol harbourside

Arnolfini Café Bar

Overlooking Bristol’s historic harbour, Arnolfini Café Bar is a picturesque, central location, managed by award-winning, independent brewery Bristol Beer Factory.
You can enjoy Arnolfini Café Bar al fresco on an exclusive, enclosed decking area outside Arnolfini, as well as inside.

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A mono photograph of Arnolfini founders Jeremy and Annabel Rees

History & Archive

Arnolfini was founded in 1961 by Jeremy and Annabel Rees. Since then, the work of tens of thousands of artists from all over the world has been shown to tens of millions of people here in Bristol. This rich history is documented in an extensive archive of curatorial files, publicity material, photography, moving image and audio.

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Arnolfini Blog

Read all Arnolfini blog posts from partners, artists and more here.

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