We hope these frequently asked questions will help you plan you visit to Arnolfini and answer and queries you may have. Should you need anything further, please get in touch via our Contact page.
For more information about the measures we have in place to keep you safe visit our Covid-19 Guidance page.
In line with current Government guidelines around covid and allow social distancing, we ask for you to book your free, exhibition slot at
www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/checkout/arnolfini-exhibitions. Your ticket will give you access to all exhibitions at Arnolfini.
There may be some walk-ins available on the day, depending on capacity levels, please ask one of our Visitor Services team.
Arnolfini Galleries are open 11am to 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday each week.
Arnolfini Harbourside Bar is open both outside and in. Opening hours are Sunday to Wednesday, 9am to 10pm and Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 11pm.
There is a choice of soft drinks, beers, cider and wine. Food is served Wednesday to Friday, 5pm to 9.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 9.30pm. We are unable to take bookings.
Please note all times may be subject to change.
Yes we still have paper maps and leaflets and our exhibitions leaflets will be available for visitors to pick up when we are open.
We have a lift available for visitors who need to use a lift to access the galleries and event spaces on the first and second floors.
There are toilets on Level 0 and Level 2.
There are 2 designated Blue Badge parking spaces within easy reach of Arnolfini in the Mud Dock City Docks car park, accessed via The Grove Car Park. There are also more spaces in the Grove Car Park. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Details of Accessible Taxis are available here.
Visit our Access page for full details to assist your visit.
There is a full guide at www.bristol.gov.uk/parking/where-to-park-in-bristol including details of Bristol’s Park and Ride and Electric Vehicle Parking.
Bristol Temple Meads is a 25 minute walk via Portwall Lane and Queen Square. A taxi rank is on the station forecourt. Depending on traffic conditions, the journey can take between 12 and 20 minutes.
There are a number of accommodation providers within walking distance to the Arnolfini, as well as those slightly further out accessible by Bristol’s public transport or by bike. Please visitbristol.co.uk/accommodation
The nearest airport for international and domestic flights is Bristol Airport (BRS). A bus route, known as The Airport Flyer, connects the airport to Bristol Temple Meads and the local bus network. Buses run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. At peak times, they leave up to every eight minutes outside the terminal building, the journey to Temple Meads takes around 30 minutes. Alternatively, a taxi rank is located outside the terminal building, a taxi journey to Narrow Quay House can take between 18 and 40 minutes.
The Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) is less than two miles away. A taxi there will cost approximately £6-£8 and take no more than five minutes.
Assistance dogs, and assistance dogs in training, are welcome throughout the building.
Dogs can come into the Bookshop and Bar but sadly not the Galleries, Light and Dark Studio, Reading Room or Theatre space. Water bowls for dogs are available in the café bar on Level 0, just ask and our staff will be happy to help.
Please get in touch via our Contact page.