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Where we are

Arnolfini is located in the centre of Bristol on Narrow Quay, between the harbourside and Prince Street.

16 Narrow Quay
Bristol BS1 4QA
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Closure of Redcliffe Bascule Bridge: from 1 August 2022

Redcliffe Bascule Bridge closure from 1 August 2022 for approximately 10 weeks (to both vehicles and pedestrians), Bristol City Council have provided details on the diversion route over Bristol Bridge as follows:

General vehicles can only use Bristol Bridge if they are using the diversion route as detailed in the map below. Therefore, anyone entering from High Street will be outside of this arrangement and will be subject to enforcement. Also the operation at the west of Baldwin Street isn’t being changed by the diversion so enforcement will continue as normal there. All traffic going down Baldwin Street, will need to turn at Marsh Street as shown on map below.

For more information visit Redcliffe Bridge refurbishment –

On Foot

We’re located on the harbourside, a ten minute walk from the city centre or a twenty minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads train station.

Look out for Bristol Legible City street information panels which should direct you to Arnolfini from all directions.

By Bike and E-Scooters

Voi Scotters are available to hire via their app from various parking stations around the city centre. The closest parking station is less than two minutes walk from Arnolfini.

Yo Bike are also available to hire nearby via their app.

Bike racks are located outside the building. There is a dedicated cycle track and several bicycle stands on Prince Street.

There’s a tyre pump nearby at the end of M Shed on Wapping Road.

By Train

Arnolfini is a twenty minute walk or five minute taxi from Bristol Temple Meads railway station. A taxi rank can be found outside the station.

For more information on trains visit National Rail or call +44(0)3457 48 49 50.

A number of buses leave from Bristol Temple Meads to the city centre, around a ten minute walk away.

By Bus

Most city centre bus services stop within walking distance of Arnolfini. The nearest stops are at The Centre/Broad Quay and Queen Square, which is about a five minute walk away.

Marlborough Street Bus Station is a twenty minute walk away.

For more information on buses visit First, Bristol Bath & The West Buses or call +44 (0)345 646 0707.

By Car

We’re located on the harbourside around two miles from the M32 motorway. Once you reach the centre of Bristol, you can reach Arnolfini by following the brown tourism signs.

There are two car parks nearby at The Grove Car Park (BS1 4RB) and Wapping Wharf Car Park (BS1 4RH).

There are two electric vehicle charging points within the The Grove Car Park.

There are two 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 five spaces in The Grove Car Park. Parking in the accessible blue badge spaces are free, and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can find more car parks on the Travel West website.

By Boat

You can catch a ferry from Bristol Temple Meads and Hotwells to Prince Street Bridge on the Floating Harbour, which is a five minutes walk away.

Boats run every 40-50 minutes – visit the Bristol Ferry Boats website for timetables and fares.

By Coach

We are located on the harbourside in the city centre on Narrow Quay around two miles from the M32.

For details on coach pick up/set down points and parking, visit Travel West or Visit Bristol coach parking.

All school or group visits must be booked in advance – contact us to book.

For more to see in the area, please visit  Visit Bristol member 19/20or go to Go Bath Bristol’s website.

Stay at Bristol’s Clifton Hotels

Arnolfini visitors receive a special discount off best available rates when booking directly with Clifton Hotels.

Simply quote Arnolfini when booking online:


16 Narrow Quay

General Enquiries

For general enquiries, information, group bookings and tickets, the best way to contact us is by completing the contact form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

If you prefer you can call us on 0117 917 2300, however the phone line is currently not staffed, however voicemails are checked and responded to as soon as we can.

Due to high volume of messages we cannot respond to enquiries regarding Jobs, Work Experience, Internships and volunteering. You can find information and current opportunities on our website.

Thank you.