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Arnolfini - est 1961


Galleries are open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm. Entry to exhibitions is free with walk-ins available on the day.

If you wish, you have the option to book in advance.

Find out more about our latest exhibitions and events online.

All children, under the age of 12, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 16.

Please note all times may be subject to change.


Arnolfini Bookshop is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm.

NHS workers and students receive 10% discount on presentation of a valid ID card.

Orders can also be placed online at

Café Bar

Arnolfini Café Bar, run by Bristol Beer Factory is open both outside on decking areas as well as inside. We have worked with super chef Josh Eggleton to bring you a simple, delicious menu.

Opening times
Spring 2024:

Sunday to Wednesday, 9am to 6pm
Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 10pm

Brunch served daily 9am to 3.30pm

Please note all times may be subject to change.

Bookings by email:


As a charity we do rely on donations in order keep this amazing facility available. You can donate online.  Any amount is always welcome and we appreciate your support, thank you.


0117 440 9715  Café/Bar or

0117 440 9717  Cafe Bar Office

Covid-19 measures in place at Arnolfini:

All of our galleries and event spaces are ventilated to introduce fresh air which helps remove air that contains virus particles and prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

You are welcome to continue to wear face coverings of course, it is important to us you feel comfortable while at Arnolfini.

The latest advice can be found at:
Public Health England  Coronavirus: latest information

Guidance from the NHS

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for any queries you may have about visiting Arnolfini.